Mike Miller recruiting Ray Allen to Cleveland
Ray Allen continues to contemplate his future and possible retirement as his 39th birthday approaches, but recently signed Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mike Miller is trying to tempt a fellow 3-point ace with a LeBron James reunion.
"We got James Jones, now we're moving Miami to northeast Ohio," Miller said.
Allen, who turns 39 on Sunday, is reportedly on the fence about calling it quites after 18 NBA seasons.
He averaged 9.3 points per game on 41 percent shooting in the playoffs and is weighing multiple offers.
"With LeBron James, you are going to win 55 to 60 games regardless. Now it's about what you do in the playoffs. For us, even with the young talent that they have there, you've gotta bring guys that have been there before, even if they are not giving you heavy minutes," Miller told ESPN Radio on Thursday. "Because those are the guys that understand the preparation, the adjustments, things like that can really bring those guys along. And then you build it from there."
Miller said he turned down more money from the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets to play with James again. Miller was with the Miami Heat for three seasons but played in Memphis last year after being released via the amnesty clause in 2013.
"It wasn't for the money, it was for the chance to win championships. At the end of the day, we'll see how it plays out," he said.