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REPORT: Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets interested in Tony Allen

Tony Allen

Tony Allen has a busy couple of weeks and he looks like he is going to be on the move again. Last week Tony Allen was moved to the Chicago Bulls as part of the trade that sent Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans.

He spent a little over the week on the Bulls roster and now he will be a free agent after being released Friday.  David Aldridge of TNT has all the details:

Oklahoma City, Houston among the early teams inquiring about Tony Allen, released Friday by the Bulls, per league source.

Allen only appeared in 22 games with the Pelicans before breaking his leg. In those games, he averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. He didn’t appear in any games for the Bulls before being released, even though he has been cleared to play in games.

For Allen though, the strength of his game is on the defensive end of the floor and he has been considered to be one of the best over the last few years.

According to NBA.com the Pelicans had a defensive rating of 103.7 with Allen on the floor compared to a 107.7 rating when he was on the bench.

For the Oklahoma City Thunder, they need another good defender on their team, especially with Andre Roberson lost for the season with a ruptured left patellar tendon. Allen is getting up there in age and has lost a little bit of a step, but he is still a really nice addition to whatever team picks him up.