The Atlanta Hawks are trying to get in the mix for free agent guard Ray Allen according to a report by ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo.
Hearing Atlanta trying to get in the Ray Allen mix. Cleveland still the favorite. Look for decision after All-Star break.— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) February 5, 2015
The Cavaliers are still the frontrunner but Allen's shooting would make him a great fit for the Hawks as well. Atlanta could pursue more wing depth now that Thabo Sefolosha has been lost for 6-8 weeks with a calf injury. Kent Bazemore has received an increase in playing time as a result but it leaves the team a bit thin in wing options.
Allen played in 73 games for the Heat last season averaging 9.6 points while shooting 37 percent from three-point range. He hasn't played this season but has been rumored to return for the second half and the playoffs.
Mike Budenholzer told the AJC earlier this week that the team was hesitant to do anything that would disrupt the team's chemistry. They would continue however to have discussions on different ways that they could improve the club.
Atlanta currently has the maximum 15 players on its roster and would need to make a move before adding anyone.