HoopsHype Tony Allen rumors

July 2, 2013 Updates
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Late Sunday night the Portland Trail Blazers contacted the representatives of unrestricted free agent guard Tony Allen, a league source conveyed to CSNNW.com. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the free agency period, says at that at this point, the reason for the conversation was merely “exploratory” with interest on both sides. CSNNW.com

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Keith Kreiter: Ryan Allen will be joining the Bulls Summer league team-- Ryan was in vet camp with the Bulls last fall-- Ryan is the brother of Tony Allen Twitter @Edge_Sports

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And then I saw it. This big TV screen, maybe 35 inches, sitting at midcourt. It was the screen used by the referees to study replays, and it was aimed at the Grizzlies' bench. The Spurs' bench was behind the TV, but it dawned on me: Allen wasn't watching the Spurs. He was watching the TV. He was watching the replays. Unless the officials needed it, the TV was set to the network's feed. And if you've watched any of these NBA playoffs on television, you know what happens at the beginning of timeouts. Before the network cuts to a commercial, it shows one last highlight. One last clip of the game. CBSSports.com

It's all Tony Allen is thinking about now. His impending free agency feels a million years away. "I don't even understand the business side," Allen said. "When July hits, somebody is going to have to sit me down and explain it. All I know is I'm a Grizzly and I believe I'm going to be a Grizzly when it's over with. "I bleed blue. I think they going to keep me. But if they don't, I understand. "I don't even think about it now. I just play. I love being in Memphis. I love the city. Hopefully I stay here. It feels like home." ESPN.com

May 25, 2013 Updates

In response to the NBA's $5,000 flopping fine on Grizzlies guard Tony Allen after Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Memphis coach Lionel Hollins conceded the league's anti-flopping rules were appropriate and could possibly be enforced more widely. "Flopping isn't a part of the game and it shouldn't be a part of the game," Hollins said. "That's why we have rules in place. There are probably a few more that could be called on a lot of people still in it." ESPN.com

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