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T. Allen agrees to sign with Grizzlies

Posted By Jessica Camerato On July 11, 2010 @ 4:33 pm In General | 4 Comments

WEEI.com has confirmed with a source that Tony Allen has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies. The Memphis Commercial Appeal [1] first reported the agreement.

Allen, an unrestricted free agent, has spent his entire career with the Celtics since being drafted in 2004. He excelled this postseason as a defensive stopper and played a critical role in containing Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.

Allen told WEEI.com [2] during the playoffs that he would like to return to the Celtics next season … and beyond.

“I am a Celtic,” he said. “I love being a Celtic. It’d mean everything in the world [return next season].”

He added, “I mean, things happen but I feel like I’m going to be a Celtic for life.”

Should Allen sign elsewhere, his departure would leave a huge gap in the Celtics second unit as the organization looks to rebuild its bench this summer.

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