After announcing that he was meeting with members of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies organization, Allen Iverson has stated via his Twitter page that he will be joining the team for the 2009-2010 season. However, there has been no official announcement made by the team.
In the Twitter Message Iverson said “God Chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career. I met with Mr. Heinsley, Chris Wallace and my next head coach Lionel Hollins.”
Memphis would be Iverson’s fourth National Basketball Association team after beginning his career in Philadelphia and playing for Denver and Detroit.
He’s averaged 27.1 points per game during his 13-year career. After being traded to Detroit from Denver last year, he averaged 17.4 points a game.
The obvious discussion will center around Iverson’s ability to share the ball. The prolific scorer would be sharing the backcourt with second-year guard O.J. Mayo. Mayo was a runner-up for Rookie of The Year averaging 18.5 points per game in 2008-09 and was the Grizzlie’s second leading scorer behind forward Rudy Gay.
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