Posted July 02, 2013

Report: Grizzlies, Tony Allen agree to four-year, $20 million deal

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Memphis and guard Tony Allen agreed to a four-year deal. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies and Tony Allen agreed to a four-year deal worth $20 million. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies and guard Tony Allen agreed on a four-year, $20 million contract extension Tuesday night, reports Yahoo! Sports and the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.

Allen, an unrestricted free agent, was the team’s top priority in the offseason and is considered one of the game’s better perimeter defenders.

The Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks were all reportedly pushing to sign the All-Defensive guard.

Allen, 31, averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds with the Grizzlies last season.

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The Boston Celtics made Allen the 25th overall pick of the 2004 NBA draft. In nine NBA seasons, he has averaged eight points and three rebounds.


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