The Memphis Grizzlies have been the leading candidate to sign Allen Iverson for a while now. On Monday, Iverson to the Grizzlies will get a step closer when Iverson visits with Memphis owner Michael Heisley. Both parties confirmed the meeting recently — although Heisley said that the meeting doesn’t necessarily mean a signing is imminent.
On Twitter, Allen Iverson (@allenIverson) explained: “I am looking forward to meeting the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies on tomorrow, along with his staff. I want to help them develop a winner.”
The 34-year-old Iverson has had trouble finding work this summer after a disappointing season last year with the Detroit Pistons. In 36.5 minutes per game in 54 contests with the Pistons, Iverson averaged 17.4 points, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals. He missed the end of the campaign due to a back injury.
In Memphis, it’s unclear how Iverson would be used. He has balked at coming off the bench in the past but he may have no choice with the Grizzlies. If Iverson agrees to come off the bench and lead the team’s young players by example, it may turn out to be a quality signing.