Ray Allen decides he won't play in NBA this season

NBA Basketball

Ray Allen said on Wednesday that he will not play in the NBA during the 2014-15 season. He met with a couple teams during the All-Star break, but will wait and re-evaluate his situations for next season.

“Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said in a statement. “I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season.”

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Allen, 39, has played 18 season in the NBA and won two championships. He has averaged 18.9 points throughout his career, and averaged 9.6 last season. He has been staying in shape, and remains open to playing again.

“Ray has received enormous interest from a number of NBA teams throughout this season,” Allen's agent Jim Tanner said. “We will communicate with interested teams as Ray makes a decision for the 2015-16 season.”