NBA Rumors: Ray Allen Would Be Foolish to Choose Phoenix as Destination

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJune 29, 2012

MIAMI, FL - MAY 01:  Ray Allen #20  of the Boston Celtics looks on  during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Ray Allen wants to win an NBA Championship.

Or does he?

Phoenix is seriously looking into signing the 37-year-old sharpshooter, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, but the all-time greatest three-point shooter shouldn't even consider playing for the Suns if he wants to win the NBA title.

He would be absolutely foolish to even consider it as a legitimate option. 

What does Phoenix have to offer for Allen? Josh Childress? Sebastian Telfair? Hakim Warrick? This is a championship-caliber team? 

Steve Nash, the almighty "I'm sticking with my team" kind of person is most likely finding a new team to compete for a championship next season. If he doesn't want to stay in Phoenix, why on earth would Allen even consider the thought? 

Wojnarowski points out Phoenix would still heavily pursue Allen even if the future Hall of Famer left town. 

"Allen, 37, is willing to explore offers beyond Boston. The Suns–regardless of whether they re-sign free-agent point guard Steve Nash–interest Allen, sources said," said Wojnarowski.

This will come down to one thing: Does Allen want another ring or more money? Choosing to play for a real contender in 2012-13 means he wants another ring. Choosing a team like Phoenix with no realistic shot of competing next season means that he wants more financial stability.

Allen should consider of all his options, but Phoenix shouldn't get more than a friendly listen just to be nice.

Phoenix is like the girl at school who nobody has interest in yet she has feelings for you. You feel bad for her so you let her talk for a few minutes, but ultimately you say that she's not good enough.

You know, in a nice way. 

Allen should consider teams like Miami, Oklahoma City, Boston, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.  

These teams have a chance to not only compete for an NBA Championship, but win it. These are the teams Allen should be talking heavily to.

Not Phoenix.

Not a team who will be battling to become the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.