The Chicago Bulls officially waived guard Tony Allen on Friday after acquiring him from the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 1 in the trade that sent Nikola Mirotic to the Big Easy. Chicago also acquired Omer Asik, a top-five protected first-round pick in 2018 and guard Jameer Nelson—who was later traded to the Detroit Pistons. Allen, 36, averaged 4.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.5 steals in 22 appearances with the Pelicans. New Orleans also posted a defensive rating of 103.7 with Allen on the floor—the top figure among all Pelicans players who have logged at least 100 minutes—compared to a mark of 107.7 with him on the bench.
Tony Allen Officially Waived Following 2018 NBA Trade Deadline
Bleacher Report | Feb 9