Bulls expected to waive Tony Allen after trade with Pelicans, should the Celtics make a move?

Earlier today, the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans engaged in a trade that sent Nikola Mirotic and a second round draft pick to New Orleans in exchange for Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson, and a first round pick:

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarwoski anticipates that the Pelicans made this move to clear space to also acquire free agent Greg Monroe, who was bought out by the Phoenix Suns. This development could pump the brakes on any rumors that Monroe might end up in a Celtics uniform, especially since Monroe was born in New Orleans and has hometown ties.

However, Woj also reported that former Celtics wingman Tony Allen is likely to be waived by Chicago, making him a free agent:

Allen was a part of the Boston Celtics' 2008 championship squad, and a sentimental favorite among fans for his defensive capabilities. This season, Allen has averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game -- a much smaller role than what he had previously in Memphis. He was signed to the Pelicans on a one-year veterans minimum deal of $2.3 million, but has not played since December 10th due to a leg injury.

Should Boston take a chance on bringing back the 36 year old veteran? Give us your thoughts in the comments below. (Sorry Tony, Al Horford is currently wearing #42).

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