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Tony Allen - SG, 6'4, 213
New Orleans Pelicans - Signed as a free agent in August 2017
       Date of birth: 01/11/1982
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 25th pick, 2004
     Out of: Oklahoma State
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

2004 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 25th overall by Boston.
2nd July, 2004 NBA Signed four year, $4,776,941 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team option for 2007/08.
26th October, 2006 NBA Boston exercised 2007/08 team option.
19th July, 2008 NBA Re-signed by Boston to a two year, $5 million contract.
12th July, 2010 NBA Signed a three year, $9.45 million contract with Memphis.
13th July, 2013 NBA Re-signed by Memphis to a four year, $20,000,001 contract.
14th September, 2017 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
When: Where:
2000 - 2001 Butler County (Junior College)
2001 - 2002 Wabash Valley (Junior College)
2002 - 2004 Oklahoma State (NCAA)
June 2004 - June 2010 Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2010 - June 2017 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
September 2017 - present New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
From blog:

   Addendum to the Xavier Henry thing

It no longer matters, but, for point of reference, four year 120% contracts for [Xavier] Henry and [Greivis] Vasquez will total a combined $15,167,563. Contrastly, 100% scale contracts for the two of them would have totalled a combined $12,639,636. That is a difference of $2,527,927, over four years, for a combined eight years of service between the two players. That total amount is less than they just sold Dominique Jones for, less than they just gave Tony Allen, less than they got for taking on Steven Hunter's deal last year, and less than 40% of what they're still paying Marko Jaric, a man currently without a job. Worse still, Henry and Vasquez would probably have met those minute incentives - if not in year one, then through the remainder of the contract. The savings, therefore, would have been even less. Yet that comparatively trivial amount was deemed enough to risk everything.

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   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

Henry was the right pick, and Vasquez was OK, but a team ostensibly designed (if not mandated) to build through the draft decided to sell a first rounder (Dominique Jones, #25) for $3 million, which seems like a hypocrisy and a grave misallocation of assets. (It's an even graver error when that $3 million is instantly invested in Tony Allen, who will earn that much just to play 1,500 minutes at backup shooting guard next year. In a role Dominique Jones could easily have played. For less money. And for four years.)

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Tony Allen
SG, 6’4, 213lbs, 35 years old, 13 years of experience

Getting old, but does not seem to have lost any noticeable impact yet, still able to do his combination of defence, cutting and the occasional power move. Allen now enters unrestricted free agency, and a market value is hard to gauge on an aging one-way player with so few comparable peers. Both him and Randolph entering free agency at the same time is awkward, and potentially dangerous unless both can re-sign for favourable prices. There isn't much money to go around post-Parsons. But Allen does stuff on the roster that no one can do or readily projects to doing, while Randolph has Green (and potentially Martin) for company. Should it be a choice, this is a big plus for Allen.

Player Plan: Expiring $5,505,618 contract. With Bird rights in toe, re-signing Allen is as doable as it is wanted to be. The kind of price tag he just played for seems fair considering his age.

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   December 15: When the NBA trade game can really begin

[...] With one exception: the date becomes Jan. 15 if the player is a Larry Bird or Early Bird free agent who re-signed with his over-the-cap team and received a raise greater than 20% in the first season of his new deal in the process. This applies only to Brandan Wright, Timofey Mozgov, Tony Allen, Nikola Pekovic, Chase Budinger, J.R. Smith and Tiago Splitter.

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   The NBA's middle class: where fringe stars now hang out

[...] In comparison, 36 such players have signed within those parameters in 2013. And in contrast to 2008, those names are often established quality role players who aren't quite stars and who rightly aren't being paid like it. At the top end, players like Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Brandon Jennings, Jarrett Jack, Jeff Teague and Carl Landry are all getting acceptable prices, perhaps $2 million annually less than they would have done five years ago. At the bottom end, established role players like Marreese Speights, Tony Allen and Chris Kaman are getting paid adequately for their useful role player production. And unlike in 2008, those deals like Kaman's are not too long. See also Greg Stiemsma, Tyler Hansbrough, Mike Dunleavy Jr, Dorell Wright and Randy Foye, none more than three years in length, some as short as one.

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