Bucks Sign Guard Grayson Allen To Multiyear Extension

Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen shoots past Oklahoma City Thunder's Darius Bazley during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen shoots past Oklahoma City Thunder's Darius Bazley during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension less than 2 ½ months after the team acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Allen joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round draft picks to Memphis.

“Grayson has made a smooth transition and he’s already fit well within our system and culture,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said Monday in a statement. “We have always been fans of Grayson and his impact on winning and his ability to spread the floor with his outside shooting. He also adds competitiveness, toughness and intelligence to our core. We’re excited to extend our relationship with him.”

Allen posted career highs in scoring (10.6), rebounding (3.2) ad assists (2.2) last season in 50 games with the Grizzlies. He shot 41.8% from the field, 39.1% from 3-point range and 86.8% from the free throw line.

The 26-year-old Allen averaged 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes in four preseason games with the Bucks.

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