NBA Note - New Orleans Pelicans Allen, Tony

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:25 AM G Tony Allen, now with the New Orleans Pelicans, will have his number retired by the Memphis Grizzlies in the future, the team said on Thursday. Allen departed the team this summer and signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans for the veteran's minimum of $2.3 million. "Tony was a driving force behind the Grizzlies' seven straight playoff appearances and he remains a beloved member of the Memphis community," Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera said in a statement. "Tony played with a level of passion that is unrivaled. He helped establish a Grizzlies culture focused on toughness and effort, and he challenged every player that put on Beale Street Blue to match his fiery intensity. Allen averaged 8.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during his seven seasons with the Grizzlies. He also earned first- or second-team All-Defensive honors in six of those campaigns.

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