Memphis stand up!!!! #GrizzNation— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) July 3, 2013
It's well known that other teams (the Clippers and Knicks, among others) were interested in pursuing Allen, but, if this tweet is to be believed, he appears to be staying in Memphis for a while. Given the deals that other free agents have gotten today, let's hope Allen's was a smart one.
More on this as it develops.
He's baaaaaaaaaaack! (According to Woj, anyway.)
Tony Allen has agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract extension with Memphis, league source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2013
It appears that Jon Leuer may have gotten in on the new contract action tonight, as well:
It's a three-year, $3 million deal for Jon Leuer with Grizzlies on top of four-year, $20 million deal handed to defensive ace Tony Allen— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2013
Y'all can breathe a little easier now. At $5mil a year, I'll take it. Not super-crazy about the fourth year, but I like Tony Allen and I want to keep him in Memphis, and if it takes the fourth year to do that, so be it.