Like the Golden State Warriors need any more shooting.
According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Warriors—who just snagged Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder—are likely to gauge Ray Allen’s interest in coming out of retirement and joining the NBA’s super team.
The Warriors have pushed for a Ray Allen comeback since 2014. Ray has stayed in shape. His vet minimum would be $1,551,659. GS likely calls.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 5, 2016
Allen retired after the 2013-14 season. He turns 41 on July 20.
The chance to play a small role for the loaded Warriors could be enough to entice Allen, who retired as the NBA’s all-time leader in three-point field goals, to make a return to the NBA. A 10-time All-Star, Allen won NBA titles with both the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
With Durant on board, the Warriors are expected to make a third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. But signing another star has left the team in need of cheap bench options, which Allen could theoretically provide.
According to Kennedy, Allen wouldn’t cost much more than $1.5 million for 2016-17.
Combining Allen with snipers such as Durant, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson would provide the Warriors with a never-ending supply of quality shooters. But Allen also hasn’t played in two years, and it remains unknown if there’s any interest on Allen’s side about a return to the league.
For now, Allen can’t be considered anything but retired. Still, a call from Steve Kerr—offering a chance to play with Durant and the Splash Brothers—could be just the opportunity needed to get the game’s all-time leading three-point shooter back in the game.