Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/3/13
Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen Contract Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 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. Allen’s hectic style on the wing helped lead the Memphis defense to first in the NBA. He is a leader, one of the hardest workers in the NBA, whose nonstop activity causes havoc on defense and energy on both ends of the floor. He racks up steals and is excellent in transition and very creative at the baseline and in the paint. Allen may be in his 30′s, but 5 million per season, for all that he brings to this team, is more than fair. An excellent move by Memphis, keeping their defensive star and fan-favorite and hopefully he can help them get even farther than the Western Conference Finals. Memphis has become an incredi...
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