The Grit ‘N’ Grind era has now reached its twilight. Along with Zach Randolph, Tony Allen is now a free agent. Where are the best landing spots for him?
Someone needs to eventually write a book about Tony Allen.
Stories in books usually contain rising actions that lead to the climax. Then you hit the falling actions that eventually lead to the resolution. The story will often take turns and twists that both frighten and captivate the person experiencing it. You never really know what comes next.
But enough about Tony Allen layup attempts, it’s time to talk about his free agency.
Though he’s not getting any younger, Tony Allen still has several good years of basketball left in him. The eye test indicates that he’s regressing on the defensive end. However, according to the numbers, he’s just as tenacious as ever on that end. After all, he had the top Perimeter Defense Rating (PDR) in the league this past season, ahead of Chris Paul and Draymond Green.
The Grindfather will be a great addition for any team that signs him. What are the best landing spots for him?