Tony Allen Leaving Boston, Has Agreed To Sign With Memphis

The Celtics have hit their first real hiccup of the 2010 offseason. Tony Allen has agreed to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies.

"We have come to terms with Tony Allen and will sign him to a contract," said the Memphis general manager, who declined to comment on terms, though it is a multi-year deal believedto be worth $3 million per season.

According to David Aldridge at NBA.com, the deal is for three years, and worth $9.7 million total.

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.

For more reaction to this deal, visit our Celtics blog, CelticsBlog, and our Grizzlies blog, Straight Outta Vancouver.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.