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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 to Yahoo! Sports.
In typical Allen fashion, his final confirmation via Twitter read: "I'm on my Grizzly."
Yes, the Grindfather is back.
With Allen back in the mix, Memphis now has its starting five -- Allen, Mike Conley, Tayshaun Prince, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol -- locked up through the 2014-15 season. Allen's backcourt mate, Conley, is also signed through 2015-16 for the Grizzlies, who made it to the Western Conference Finals this season before being bounced by the San Antonio Spurs.
The offseason could have brought plenty of turnover if Allen leftafter coach Lionel Hollins was not offered a new contract this offseason. But new headman Dave Joerger (an assistant on Hollins' staff) will now certainly have a familiar foundation to work with.
Allen is not the premier offensive threat that most elite NBA shooting guards are, but at 6-foot-4 he can guard multiple positions from point guard Chris Paul to small forward LeBron James and he's been named to an NBA All-Defensive team in all three of his seasons in Memphis. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds over that stretch.
The 25th overall pick in 2004, the Oklahoma State product won a championship with Boston, the team that drafted him, in 2008.
He signed as a free agent with the Grizzlies in 2010 for three years, 10 million.
The deal is set to take Allen, 31, through his 13th season in the league.
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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.
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.
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Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen Contract Grade
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopstuffâŚ
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...
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...
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:
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...
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...
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...
Thereâs 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 âthreatâ to sign Tony Allen if Memphis canât seal the deal. Some view Tony Allen as one-dimensional, but make [...]The post Report: Denver Nuggets express...
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 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.
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
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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...