HoopsHype Tony Allen rumors

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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