Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NBA Rumors: Warriors Get Larry Sanders, Ray Allen to Cavaliers

NBA Rumors: Warriors Get Larry Sanders, Ray Allen to Cavaliers

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In the list of widely spread NBA rumors, here is one more that is making the rounds in the sports circle. After Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warrior is in the process of pulling some more basketball veterans in the person of Ray Allen. On the other hand, players like Larry Sanders is doing his best to be noticed by the Cleveland Cavaliers. What if there is a swap?

The legendary shooting guard Ray Allen is reportedly considering making a comeback to the NBA to join the Warriors. Despite his age, Ray Allen is very much in demand by the top teams. It is believed that the 40-year-old is one of the best-conditioned basketball athletes. All the efforts he has put in would not be fruitless as he is said to be selecting the team he wishes to join.

Throughout his entire career, he has been 40 percent of a shooter from the deep and never averaged more than 25.8 minutes per game. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t a useful add. More shooting is certainly not a bad thing in today’s NBA, which can be molded as well. Thus, if the Warriors fail to add Ray Allen, the Cavaliers might grab the opportunity. That won’t be bad to watch either.

To date, Ray Allen is being counted as one of the best three-point shooters of all time.  In fact, it is majorly due to his reputation that many top teams are rumored to be eyeing him for a new contract.

ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard stated: “Allen’s representatives recently reached out to the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, sources told ESPN, about the possibility of Allen joining the two conference champions.”

This part of NBA rumors might be interesting information for Allen’s fans if proven true.

At the same time, there is one more potent contender to join the Golden State Warriors or Cavaliers. NBA rumors linked with Larry Sanders are spreading like wildfire.

The former Milwaukee Bucks star posted a photo of the 1979 cult classic The Warriors, along with a photo of an actual cavalier.

The 27-year-old Larry Sanders last played a game in December of 2014 before leaving the Bucks. He was suspended for violating the NBA’s drug policy. Sanders expressed how he was battling depression and anxiety during that period.

He wrote:

“I know I disappeared for a while, people wondering where I was. I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital, and it was a program for anxiety and depression, mood disorders. It taught me a lot about myself. It taught me about what’s important and where I would want to devote my time and energy…. I love basketball, and if I get to a point where I feel I’m capable of playing basketball again, I will.”

In the 2012-13 season, Sanders earned a $44 million contract. The young sportsman averaged 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and was second in the NBA with 2.8 blocks per game. Sanders has been working out in California and has reportedly pulled the interest of many leading teams.

If the Cavaliers don’t consider him, Larry always has a strong chance for the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors almost ruled out the NBA free agency after pulling in Kevin Durant. Should Sanders choose to join them, he would be teaming up with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, thus forming an unbeatable team.

The bottomline is, the addition of any of these two potent players won’t be a deal of loss either for Golden State Warrior or Cleveland Cavaliers.

How valid these NBA rumors are only time will tell.