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LeBron James met with Ray Allen to discuss joining Cavs

According to ESPN, LeBron James made a recent pitch to Ray Allen about joining the Cavs.

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When LeBron James went to Miami to rehab his injuries, he apparently had another reason for heading to South Beach. According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, James also met with former teammate and free agent guard Ray Allen to pitch him on joining the Cavs. Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in 3-point shots made, hasn't played since the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals last June.

Apart from meeting with James, Allen has also kept in touch with Mike Miller and James Jones, two other ex-teammates, throughout the season. According to McMenamin, Allen has also been in contact with Cavs associate head coach Tyronn Lue, who was an assistant with the Boston Celtics under Doc Rivers when Allen was a Celtic.

ESPN's Ryen Russillo reported last month that Allen told teams interested to check back in January and that he would make his decision on whether he would return or not in February. The Spurs, Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards are among the other teams interested in signing Allen.

The Cavs would able to sign Allen outright, as Cleveland currently has an open roster spot. Allen averaged 9.6 points while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range last season.