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:
Sources: Chicago has traded forward Nikola Mirotic to New Orleans for Omer Asik, Tony Allen and a first-round draft pick.
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).