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Source: Free agent Ray Allen considering retirement

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen warms up during basketball practice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in San Antonio. They play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday

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Ray Allen loosens up before a basketball practice during the NBA Finals in June. (AP Photo)

Miami Heat free-agent guard Ray Allen isn't pressed to make a decision regarding free agency because he is considering retirement, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Allen, the NBA's all-time leading 3-point shooter, turns 39 on July 20. He averaged 9.6 points and made 1.6 3-pointers per game last season for the Heat.

The Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams interested in the 10-time All-Star, who won two NBA titles with Boston and Miami.

In late May, Allen admitted that retirement was a possibility.

"Do I want to get to the point where you tell me, 'Look man, you ain't looking good out there?'" Allen said. "Do you want to get to that point and people start saying that about you?

"When Barry Sanders retired, we were all like, 'What?' He only played 10 years. We wanted him to play more. But he left on his terms. He was great. Ten was probably early. But you don't want to get to the point where you are on a downside and everybody's like, 'You don't seem like you have it anymore.'"


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