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The Memphis Grizzlies have officially announced the signings of guard Tony Allen and forward Jon Leuer.
Allen agreed on July 3 to a four-year contract worth $20 million, keeping the nine-year veteran with Memphis.
The Grizzlies announced Monday that they had signed both Allen and Leuer to multiyear deals, and chief executive officer Jason Levien said they are absolutely thrilled to bring back Allen.
The 6-foot-4 Allen scored 10.3 points and had 6.1 rebounds with 2 steals in the playoffs as Memphis reached its first Western Conference final. Allen also received more points than any other player for this season's NBA All-Defensive First team. He finished in the top six in voting for the league's Defensive Player of the Year award each of the past three seasons.
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Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen Contract Grade
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuffâ€¦
Contract: 4 years, 20 million
- The Memphis Grizzlies have made the right decision resigning Tony Allen. Allen is a first team All NBA defender and arguably the top perimeter defender in the NBA. He is a fan favorite, who can slow down most scorers and is as tough as they come. Allenâ€...
In his three seasons in Memphis, Tony Allen has become one of the franchise's most recognizable players and he will remain there for the foreseeable future.
Allen, the leading vote-getter on this season's NBA All-Defensive First Team, confirmed in a series of tweets that he has signed back on with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal is worth four years, 20 million, according...
In his three seasons in Memphis, Tony Allen has become one of the franchise's most recognizable players and, if multiple reports hold true, he will remain there for the foreseeable future.
Allen, the leading vote-getter on this season's NBA All-Defensive First Team, has signed a four-year, 20 million contract with the Grizzlies, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Thereâ€™s been some early suitors for Memphis Grizzliesâ€™ Tony Allen, especially if Memphis is unable to retain him coming from the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, and now the Denver Nuggets have emerged as a â€śthreatâ€ť to sign Tony Allen if Memphis canâ€™t seal the deal. Some view Tony Allen as one-dimensional, but make [...]The post Report: Denver Nuggets express...
The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed Tony Allen to a four-year contract worth $20 million, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.
Allen is one of the league's best perimeter defenders and a key to the Grizzlies' run to the Western Conference finals last season. He drew interest from other teams but decided to stick with a Memphis team coming off the best season...
Tony AllenÂ was another free agent name that was linked to several teams including the Denver Nuggets; however, a recent report from Yahoo! Sportsâ€™ Adrian WojnarowskiÂ states the elite perimeter defender has decided to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies. Tony Allen has agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract extension with the Memphis Grizzlies, a league source [...]The post Memphis...
9-year veteran, Tony Allen has agreed to re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies for $20 million over 4-years.
Allen, regarded as one of the top perimeter defenders in the NBA, received the most votes when named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive first team.Â He averaged 8.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game last season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
It looks like the Memphis Grizzlies and Tony Allen have agreed upon a four-year $20 million contract extension.
Allen, the 25th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, has built himself a pretty decent resume in the last nine seasons. Allen, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics, was rumored to be leaning towards reuniting with his old coach Doc Rivers, only this time with the Clippers...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies introduced their newest additions Monday, two draft picks and a trade piece in Denvers Kosta Koufos.
Here are three things we learned about a draft pick a long way from home, a potential replacement for Tony Allen and a guy going back to the bench on his new team.
1. Janis Timma bought himself a visit. His skills may keep him here a while....
The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a new contract with Tony Allen.
Allen was signed by the Grizzlies in 2010 and instantly became a key member of a Grizzlies' team that made multiple playoff runs.
The movement of NBA free agents is starting to take shape just to days into the free agency period.Â On Tuesday, a number of veterans re-signed with their teams including David West, Tiago Splitter, Tony Allen, Martell Webster, and Chase Budinger.Â Here is the breakdown.
Indiana Pacers re-sign PF David West to 3-year, $36 million deal
West was an integral part of the Pacers run...
The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to sign Jon Leuer to a three-year, $3 million contract.
Leuer played 28 games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies last season.
Today is theÂ 3rd day of NBA free agency. Here are the latest rumors and news around the NBA.
-Dwight Howard will likely decided where he is playing on Friday.
-Tyreke Evans wants to play with New Orleans.
-The Bucks are close to signing O.J. Mayo.
-Manu Ginobili is staying with the Spurs.
-Tony Allen is staying with the Grizzlies.
-The Timberwolves has signed Kevin Martin to a 4...