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Tony Allen (Memphis Grizzlies)
Summary: Yes, things didn’t end on the best of terms for Tony Allen and the Boston Celtics. But a reunion isn’t totally out of the question. Like most of the deals Boston will consider making, this too would likely have to be a sign-and-trade. T.A. back to Boston for the vet’s minimum? Not happening. If the C’s and Allen both show a willingness to put the past behind them and try to re-connect, look for Boston to once again dangle the contracts of Lee and Terry.
I don’t see Memphis having any interest in Lee (3 more years at $5 mil+) and little interest in Terry (2 more years at $5 mil). They could let Allen walk and find better value on the free-agent market.
If the Celtics were to move some pieces and acquire Allen, where does he fit? Does Avery Bradley suddenly move to the bench? Allen is an elite defender starting for a championship caliber team. He’s going to want to start here. The desire for more minutes and a bigger role is the reason he left Boston in the first place. At 31, he still has a few prime years left.
I vote no on Tony Allen.
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