HoopsHype Tony Allen rumors
“Basically, it’s going to be a slugfest,” Allen said. “We’re going to pound it and they’re going to run it. Whoever executes the best is going to win it.” Memphis Commercial Appeal
“It’s just a competition at the end of the day. It’s ain’t about me,” Allen said. “It’s about the Grizzlies coming in here basically playing grit-and-grind basketball and holding our hats on the defensive end. We got schemes that we tried to take advantage of on the defensive end. All we could do is hope for the best when he shoots it as far as making him miss.” Oklahoman
David Aldridge: Also "no traction" on rumored Wolves-Grizz deal w/ @Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince for @Chase Budinger & others. Sides aren't close to anything. Twitter @daldridgetnt
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota firm that it wants Tony Allen to join Tayshaun Prince in Budinger-Barea deal, but Memphis resisting - for now, sources tell Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Under certain rules, if a player re-signed with his team this past summer while receiving a raise of at least 20 percent — and the team is over the cap — the player cannot be traded until January 15, 2014. Eight players meet that criteria: Tony Allen — Memphis Grizzlies; Chase Budinger — Minnesota Timberwolves; Cartier Martin — Atlanta Hawks; Timofey Mozgov — Denver Nuggets; Nikola Pekovic — Minnesota Timberwolves; J.R. Smith — New York Knicks; Tiago Splitter — San Antonio Spurs; Brandan Wright — Dallas Mavericks. HoopsWorld
With Gay's departure, the Grizzlies' Big Three has morphed into what the team refers to as its Core Four: Gasol, Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. The plan, according to league sources, is to find ways to maximize those four foundational pieces in the short term while building around Gasol and Conley in the long term. CBSSports.com
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