Grizzlies sign Tony Allen

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MEMPHIS -- The Memphis Grizzlies have announced the signing of guard Tony Allen to a multi-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team policy. It was earlier reported the contract would start at close to $3 million. Allen had spent his first six seasons in the league with Boston, winning an NBA championship in 2007-08.

"We are pleased to add Tony Allen's veteran presence to our roster," said Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. "He has become one of the league's premier defensive stoppers at the wing position, and his big game experience and championship pedigree will be very important to the growth of our team."

The 28-year-old was a key reserve over his time with the Celtics and posted 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists while connecting on 51 percent of his shots in 54 games last year.

Allen has career per game averages of 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 18.4 minutes in 336 games, 82 of those starts.


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