HoopsHype Lavoy Allen rumors
If the lockout is not resolved anytime soon, Allen will leave for France in late August. If the lockout is resolved at some point, Allen doesn’t necessarily have to opt out of his contract. It’s his option whether or not he wants to stay in France or return to the NBA. But Allen said he will definitely opt out if and when the lockout is resolved. “The NBA is my dream,” Allen said, “so if the opportunity comes and the lockout ends, I will opt out.” CSNPhilly.com
The Celtics held a draft workout on Wednesday with Justin Harper, Lavoy Allen, Jamie Skeen, Keith Benson, Jon Leuer, Jeremy Tyler and Frank Hassell. Matt Howard was originally scheduled for that workout but was not there for an unknown reason. The word was that Justin Harper and Lavoy Allen both played fairly well. The Hoops Report
LaVoy Allen spoke to Andre Buck on the phone for 3 hrs yesterday. Don't be surprised if he signs with Buck prior to #NBADraft. Twitter
Temple coach Fran Dunphy said Friday that Lavoy Allen is neither injured nor ill and that the 6-foot-9 forward simply decided not to attend the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament for personal reasons. "There's really no story behind this other than, as Lavoy said, he didn't go because of personal reasons," Dunphy said. "He will go to a number of individual camps, so he'll have a chance to show his talents in front of NBA people. I'm not sure how that will be determined." Dunphy said Allen has yet to sign with an agent. "He hasn't chosen one yet, but he will," he said. Philadelphia Inquirer
At the 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, there’s one missing player that NBA scouts really wanted to see: Temple’s Lavoy Allen. Allen was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational and originally accepted the invite and was included on a roster. But on Monday, he notified the tournament organizers that he wouldn’t be attending, and his name was removed from the roster. CSNPhilly.com
One of those sources is an agent Allen is considering – Allen said he is sitting down with agents in the next few weeks to decide who will represent him – and the other source is Bobby Martin, a basketball workout guru. Martin, who played college basketball at Pittsburgh from 1987-91 and then professionally in Europe, trains NBA hopefuls in his basketball facility just outside of Boston. “[Lavoy] wanted to come [to Portsmouth] but unfortunately something came up,” Martin said. “While it would’ve been nice to show up, I believe [the NBA scouts are] not going to judge him for [three] games. They’re going to look at his body of work. “I think if they understand the family issue that went on, I don’t think it should be used as a strike against him. Something came up. This kid has legitimate issues [he had to deal with].” CSNPhilly.com
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