HoopsHype Tony Allen rumors

December 12, 2013 Updates

"I can be Tony Allen, but at the same time I can be Scottie Pippen on the offensive end," he said. "I could get 14 assists one night, or 25 points. I always talked about the hockey assist in Philly. The pass that leads to the pass that leads to the score is sometimes more important. I know if I hit Steph, Klay's man's going to have to rotate off the down pick because the big is on me. So there's 4-on-3 on the other side. I know if I swing it to Steph, somebody's going to have to cover him, and Klay's going to be wide open. Before the play is even set up, I know to go this way, so the defense has to shift a certain way. Swing, swing, you get a score every time. I learned this from Andre Miller." Grantland

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Addressing the Boston press for the first time since the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this summer, the rehabbing Rajon Rondo didn’t seem all that bothered by their absence at Media Day. “It wasn’t difficult at all,” said Rondo. “I didn’t feel anything. I actually landed in L.A. the night of the draft, and I got about 45 text messages coming through my phone. I thought I was traded. You never know.” Instead, the Celtics had dealt Pierce and Garnett, the face and the soul of the franchise that drafted him. So, Rondo traded texts with his longtime teammates, even talked to them on the phone, but beyond that? “It’s part of the business,” added Rondo. “They’re not the first teammates that I’ve been close to who have been traded away — Perk [Kendrick Perkins], Tony Allen — so it’s part of the process.” WEEI.com

September 26, 2013 Updates

Memphis Grizzlies Chairman and Controlling Owner Robert Pera will play Grizzlies guard Tony Allen in an exhibition game of one-on-one in the Coventry Health Care Practice Facility at FedExForum on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will officiate. Media is invited to attend. Pera and Allen agreed to the exhibition contest and to donate $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to tip-off the 2013-14 season. The event will be streamed live at grizzlies.com and broadcast live on ESPN Radio 92.9 FM. This event is closed to the public. NBA.com

September 21, 2013 Updates

NBA players still have a bit of time to relax before preparation for the approaching season kicks into high gear, so Memphis Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen took his family to see Disney on Ice at the FedEx Forum. For The Win

September 20, 2013 Updates

The team is led at the top of the rotation by Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mike Conley, while veteran forward Tony Allen serves as one of the lead dogs in the locker room. But for the team to take the next step, Joerger believes the growth will need to come from the team’s younger role players. “For us to grow from within Jerryd Bayless needs to have a nice season for us,” Joerger says. “Quincy Pondexter needs to have a nice season for us. Those guys need to make shots from the perimeter and for that to happen they’re going to have to be on the floor and be consistent.” HoopsWorld

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Allen may be trying to bring another shooter to Memphis, namely former Celtics teammate Delonte West. He brought it up on Twitter in reply to a post about the Grizzlies’ needs Thursday and said Friday he was “just speaking out, being silly.” Was he? “Everybody knows what the Grizzlies need until they get out there and put on a uniform,” Allen said, then smiled. “I responded to one of them. They said we needed a back-up point guard. He’s available. I would love to have him.” Fox Sports Tennessee

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According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, Allen's contract is set up with escalating salaries. Based on 7.5% raises allotted in the league's collective bargaining agreement, and my own algebra, Allen's contract should look something like this year-by-year: 2013-2014: $4.5 million 2014-2015: $4.8 million 2015-2016: $5.2 million 2016-2017: $5.5 million Memphis Flyer

July 2, 2013 Updates

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