Tony Allen re-signs with Grizzlies

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Tony Allen re-signs with Grizzlies

Postby Pudge » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:00 am ... s/2485193/

Tony Allen returns to Memphis Grizzlies
Sam Amick, USA TODAY Sports 12:05 a.m. EDT July 3, 2013
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Story Highlights

Tony Allen agreed to a four-year, $20 million deal with the Grizzlies
Allen is a three-time NBA All-Defensive Team pick
Allen averaged 12 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season

Mr. Grit and Grind himself will remain with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tony Allen, a free agent shooting guard whose tenacious defense and tough persona have embodied the Grizzlies' style, has agreed to return on a four-year, $20 million deal.

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Two people with knowledge of the deal confirmed it to USA TODAY Sports, but spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement which can't be finalized until July 10 had not been announced.

Allen won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, then signed with the Grizzlies as a free agent in the summer of 2010. He averaged 12 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, while anchoring the perimeter defense as always on one of the league's stingiest teams.
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