Tony Allen wants to return to Grizzlies
Tony Allen will be a free agent this summer, but he is looking forward to a return to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies guard said at his exit interview Friday that he is “confident” he will return to Memphis.
“I can’t see myself being nowhere else,” Allen told reporters during his exit interview. “This is where my heart is. This is pretty much were I laid the foundation down. I want it to continue. … I’m pretty sure we’ll come to an agreement. I’m confident.”
Allen also indicated he might be willing to give a hometown discount to Memphis.
Exit – Tony Allen enters free agency "confident" and "believing" he'll return. "I'm not trying to break the bank"
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 28, 2017
Allen has been with the Grizzlies since 2010 and made a good home there. He has been named to five All-NBA defensive teams, and his Grizzlies have made the playoffs each season he has been there. Why leave when he has a good thing going there? Zach Randolph is also a free agent and says he wants to be back, though he also said he’s looking forward to testing the free agency process.