Report: Ray Allen will play in 2014-15

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Reports on Saturday indicate that Ray Allen will not retire and will return for his 20th season in the NBA.

Allen, one of the league's all-time greatest shooters, has been weighing retirement after playing the last two years with the Miami Heat.

ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that Allen is telling people close to him that he will play this season.

However, publicly, Allen still says he is unsure. At the 7th annual Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Classic on Friday night, Allen said he would not announce his officially decision until some time in September.

"It's August," he said, "and I don't want to rush to judgment. I want to get to September and see how I really fell."

It has long been stated that if Allen were to return to play for another year, the Cleveland Cavaliers would be the front-running team to land his sharp-shooting abilities. Allen played alongside LeBron James the last two seasons in South Beach and reportedly was recruited by James to join him in Cleveland shortly after his return to the Cavs on July 11.

Allen is a 10-time All-Star and two-time league champion, winning with the 2007-08 Boston Celtics and with the Heat in 2012-13.

He owns multiple league records, including most 3-pointers in a career (2,973).

NBA CALENDAR

n Aug. 30-Sept. 14 -- FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.

n Sept. 27 -- Training camps open for teams competing in preseason games outside North America.

n Sept. 30 -- Training camps open for all teams.

n Oct. 27 -- Rosters set for opening day.

n Oct. 28 -- 2014-15 regular season begins.

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