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...