Bulls waive Allen, contenders reportedly interested in adding veteran

Reuters

The NBA trade deadline may have passed, but the revolving door of moving players hasn't slowed a bit.

The latest player to be shown the door is veteran guard Tony Allen, waived Friday by the Chicago Bulls a week after the club acquired him.

Chicago sent Nikola Mirotic and a second-round pick to New Orleans on Feb. 1, getting Allen, Omer Asik, Jameer Nelson and a first-round pick in return.

Allen, 36, long known as a defensive specialist and a three-time All-Defensive first-team member, played just 22 games this season, averaging 12.4 minutes per game. He hasn't played since breaking his leg on Dec. 10, though he did return to the Pelicans' active roster shortly before the trade.

Though he has been in the league 14 seasons and is coming off the injury, Allen appears as if he won't be out of a job for long.

Houston is currently second in the Western Conference, just one game behind Golden State. Oklahoma City is in fifth in the conference, but is 11 1/2 games behind the Rockets.

--Field Level Media

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