Free-agent guard Ray Allen could be on the verge of inking a deal with the Chicago Bulls after media outlets surfaced this week that the veteran sharpshooter was recently spotted in town and rumored to have perhaps met with top team officials.

The man made famous for his portrayal of Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee’s iconic, 1990s cult film He Got Game and for becoming the NBA’s all-time most prolific three-point shooter, has yet to publicly declare if he wants to return for a 19th NBA season. If he should decide to return, he would almost certainly have his pick of top-flight teams to align himself with.

Besides the Bulls, the Cavaliers, Spurs and Clippers have all been rumored to hold interest in the 39-year-old, ten time All-Star, who averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat last season.

Allen leads the NBA in both three-point field goals over the regular season and playoffs. His best overall season came with the then Seattle Supersonics in 2006-07 when he averaged 26.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.5 steals.

While reps for Allen attempted to downplay the development, there’s no denying his addition to a Chicago lineup that already features All-Stars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and is led by coach Tom Thibodeau, would be among the league’s most potent.

Other than the Bulls, LeBron James and the Cavs have been widely considered the frontrunners to gain Allen’s services, given his close relationship with the four-time league MVP, with whom he previously won a title alongside in Miami during the 2012-13 season.

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