The Indiana Pacers announced today that they were declining Lavoy Allen’s $4 million team option for the last year of his contract.
Allen seemed to know the news was coming as his Twitter profile no longer said Indiana Pacers but had two blanks for whomever his team ends up being this season.
Allen averaged 2.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in his final season with the Pacers with his best game coming on his birthday with 18 points and 11 rebounds with a celebratory night out with Pacers sideline reporter Jeremiah Johnson at a Barcade afterwards.
Allen was acquired in the Danny Granger trade at the deadline in 2014 as an afterthought to Evan Turner and was the Pacers second-longest tenured player currently on the roster.
Allen’s sense of humor and offensive rebounding will leave the Pacers and look for a new opportunity somewhere else in the league.