Spurs among teams interested in Ray Allen


Add the San Antonio Spurs to the list of teams pursuing sharpshooter Ray Allen.

ESPN.com has learned that the Spurs are trying to barge their way into the race to sign Allen ... which first, of course, requires one of the 39-year-old's suitors to persuade him to play next season.

Allen announced last month that he's still deciding if he wants to play what would be his 19th NBA season.

The uncertainty, mind you, has had zero impact on interest. The reigning champs from San Antonio join Doc Rivers' Los Angeles Clippers and, of course, LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers on the list of elite teams pursuing Allen. The Dallas Mavericks have also tried to make a play for Allen this summer, and there are surely other suitors yet to be identified since he remains available.

The Spurs have only one open roster spot at the moment but, as ESPN.com reported Friday, have also registered interest in Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon while remaining hopeful of re-signing reserve center Aron Baynes, whom Australia is relying on heavily at the FIBA World Cup in Spain with Andrew Bogut absent.

"It's August, and I don't want to rush to judgment," Allen said earlier this month at the Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Classic in Connecticut. "I want to get to September and see how I really feel."

Allen has been a member of championship teams in Boston (2008) and Miami (2013), and he holds the NBA record for most 3-pointers made both in regular-season play (2,973) and the postseason (385).