Jan. 28, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen on the court against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 86-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Allen suggests the Memphis Grizzlies should sign Delonte West


The Memphis Grizzlies had one major priority this offseason – bring back defensive anchor Tony Allen.

Not only were they able to do so, they did it on the cheap, locking up the former Oklahoma State product to a four year contract worth $20 million dollars.

Now back in Memphis for the long haul, Allen hinted during a Twitter conversation earlier this week that he’d love for the Grizzlies to bring in his one time teammate Delonte West to secure the backup point guard duties.

Per Fox Sports Tennessee:

Allen may be trying to bring another shooter to Memphis, namely former Celtics teammate Delonte West.  He brought it up on Twitter in reply to a post about the Grizzlies’ needs Thursday and said Friday he was “just speaking out, being silly.”

Was he?

“Everybody knows what the Grizzlies need until they get out there and put on a uniform,” Allen said, then smiled. “I responded to one of them. They said we needed a back-up point guard. He’s available. I would love to have him.”

There are still moves to make, but Allen isn’t going too far into the management business just yet. He says he’ll go to camp with the players his bosses put there with him.

“They’re moving how they’re moving. I’m with the movement now,” Allen said. “I’m rolling with whatever they put forth on the table. It’s GNG over here, 110 percent.”

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