Report: Grizzlies entertaining Tony Allen trade interest

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Danny Green edged him last year, but for the third time in four years the stat has been tracked, Tony Allen leads shooting guards in defensive real plus-minus.

You just can’t get rid of Allen.

Unless you’re the Grizzlies. They can trade him.

Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal:

Allen is nearly 35, on an expiring contract and in line to receive a major raise next summer. How could the Grizzlies not consider trading him?

But a deal works only if Allen presents more value to another team than Memphis. That’s difficult to envision.

The Grizzlies are 20-12, focused on the present and getting plenty from his defense. Plus, a fan favorite, Allen has helped establish and maintain Memphis’ “Grit and Grind” culture. He has a value to the Grizzlies that might not be matched elsewhere.

As long a  that’s the case, he’s not going anywhere. But Memphis should listen in case there’s another team enamored with Allen.