MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tony Allen made his first public appearance Friday since he re-upped with the Memphis Grizzlies on a four-year deal earlier in July, setting the nine-year veteran shooting guard up to retire right where he says he wants to. Allen spoke with media before closing out his third annual Grit And Grind Basketball Skills Academy at Colonial Park United Methodist Church.
Here are three observations from Allen's availability, only days back home from his honeymoon.
1. Happy to bring a fellow champ (back) to FedEx Forum
Close losses in an otherwise successful -- and historical -- playoff run made it clear that Memphis needed a shooter. That seemingly wasnt accomplished in the draft and as shooters came open on the market, other teams snatched them up as Memphis sat still.
That ended Wednesday, when former Grizzlies sharpshooter Mike Miller came home, literally.
Miller, amnestied by the Miami Heat after a second straight NBA championship, is still invested in Memphis. H...