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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 [1] has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies [2]. The Memphis Commercial Appeal [3] first reported the agreement.

Allen, an unrestricted free agent, has spent his entire career with the Celtics [4] since being drafted in 2004. He excelled this postseason as a defensive stopper and played a critical role in containing Kobe Bryant [5], LeBron James [6], and Dwyane Wade [7].

Allen told WEEI.com [8] during the playoffs that he would like to return to the Celtics next season … and beyond.

‘€œI am a Celtic,’€ he said. ‘€œI love being a Celtic. It’€™d mean everything in the world [return next season].’€

He added, ‘€œI 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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[1] Tony Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tony-allen.htm

[2] Grizzlies: http://media.weei.com/basketball/grizzlies.htm

[3] Memphis Commercial Appeal: http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/the_memphis_edge/2010/07/griz-close-to-deal-with-celtics-tony-allen.html

[4] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[5] Kobe Bryant: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kobe-bryant.htm

[6] LeBron James: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lebron-james.htm

[7] Dwyane Wade: http://media.weei.com/basketball/dwyane-wade.htm

[8] told WEEI.com: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/06/15/tony-allen-wants-to-re-sign-with-celtics/

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