Report: Sixers, Allen agree to extension
The 50th overall selection in the 2011 draft, Temple product Lavoy Allen had just a one-year deal with the Sixers that made him a restricted free agent this summer.
It appears that arrangement worked out for him after all.
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski
is reporting that the Sixers "have reached an agreement in principle" with the 6-foot-9 power forward on a two-year, $6 million extension. The deal cannot be made official until the league's free agent moratorium ends on July 11.
Allen played 41 games, averaging 15.2 minutes, 4.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Sixers during his rookie regular season before emerging as the team's starting center, and best option to guard the Celtics' Kevin Garnett, in the playoffs. Those numbers jumped to 19.7 minutes, 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in the postseason.
With Allen back, Nikola Vucevic and Elton Brand still on the roster, and 2012 first-round pick Arnett Moultrie joining the frontcourt, the Sixers will have some depth under the basket should unrestricted free agent Spencer Hawes sign elsewhere.E-mail Nick Menta at email@example.com