Tuesday , Sep , 08 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Allen Iverson Could Sign with Memphis Grizzlies Today


Heisley, general manager Chris Wallace and head coach Lionel Hollins spent more than two hours with Iverson. Most of their conversations were about the Grizzlies’ philosophy and how they intend to use Iverson.

There were no specific contract talks although Memphis wants Iverson on a one-year deal that pays $3.5 million.

Iverson’s starting salary could increase to roughly $4.4 million should the Griz renounce their rights to Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro.

Iverson, a 13-year veteran, is a free agent for the first time in his career. Memphis is the only NBA team in public pursuit of the 34-year-old scoring machine.

The Griz initially were prepared to pay Iverson $5 million when the expressed strong interest in July. Iverson, though, held out hope all summer for offers from Charlotte, Miami, New York and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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