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Heat’s Allen wants to play another season

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On a day when LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat, guard Ray Allen indicated he would like to return to play another year alongside James.

In two seasons with the Heat, Allen and James have formed a close bond. After the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Heat for the NBA title, James and Allen vacationed together last week.

If Allen does return for his 19th NBA season, he wants to play with James in Miami or another team. Allen had considered retiring and intimated as much after the NBA Finals.

“One thing is for certain, to [make a retirement decision] on my terms is the most important thing,” Allen told “Whether that is me retiring, staying here or going somewhere else, it will be on my terms. I’ve made it to this point and I felt great that I have the choice to make it for myself.”

The 38-year-old Allen appeared in 79 regular-season games and all 20 in the postseason with the Heat, averaging 9.3 points per game.