Bad things happen. When once we wish he would just leave… now he does when we actually need him. Memphis is giving him 3 years, $9.7 million… a deal too rich for Danny's blood.
The Celtics wanted to re-sign Allen, but were unwilling to give him a
third guaranteed year. The most Boston offered was a two-year, $5.2
million offer, with a partial guaranteed third year. At that point the
28-year-old Allen decided to entertain the Memphis offer, which has no
partial guarantees or team options. The Grizzlies like the toughness
that Allen is expected to bring to Memphis as a reserve behind guard
O.J. Mayo and small forward Rudy Gay, who agreed to an $82 million deal
earlier this month.
The reaction I've heard so far is "Danny must have a plan." I sure as hell hope so… because I'm worried that we just lost a tough defender off the bench. It will be interesting to see what we get in his place.