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Tony Allen is one Celtics shouldn’t have let get away

Boston is one of the few places in the NBA where Tony Allen attracts a lot of attention. It was his first NBA home, the organization that gave him an opportunity out of Oklahoma State.

Now, Allen is finally receiving the respect he deserves, emerging the last three-plus seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies as one of the league’s top defenders. He was also a stopper with the Celtics, but overshadowed by Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.

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