Ray Allen is missing something these days, which sounds strange to say about a guy whose career has been marked by unparalleled long-distance accuracy.
It's not shots the NBA's all-time three-point king is missing, though; it's a job.
Heading into his age-39 season, Allen is a free agent adrift, drawing interest from a handful of teams looking for marksmanship on the cheap as he contemplates retirement as an alternative to carrying on.
According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Allen is giving serious thought to hanging it up, though opponents will likely continue suffering cold sweats and nervous ticks whenever they glance toward the right corner long after he's gone.
Back in May, Allen wondered aloud about his career mortality, per Spears: "Do I want to get to the point where you tell me, 'Look man, you ain't looking good out there?' Do you want to get to that point and people start saying that about you?"
Though he's not quite to that point, it's clear Allen doesn't have much time left. And in his final go-round (if there's going to be one at all), you can bet he'll try to maximize his title chances.
So, in the spirit of a marksman who was always ridiculously prepared (seriously, Allen's pregame prep is the stuff of legend), let's make sure we're equally ready for any eventuality that might play out for Allen in free agency.
Assuming the 18-year veteran doesn't call it quits, here's a rundown of the contenders who might look to land a little ace marksmanship on the cheap.