Iverson Meets with Grizzlies; No Deal Yet

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports:

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley met with Allen Iverson Monday night in Atlanta where the sides came away with a better understanding of what the other expects yet no deal was finalized.

But the frank, comfortable and friendly meeting went so well that Iverson could agree to a deal as soon as Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

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 may be hoping that he'll get an eleventh hour offer from one of his preferred destinations - the Bobcats, Heat, or Clippers - but at this point it seems like the Grizzlies are the only game in town. And despite their apparent concerns about Iverson accepting a role coming off the bench, the star-hungry Grizzlies must be salivating at the thought of Iverson suiting up for them (and selling tickets). This deal makes too much sense for both sides not to happen (now watch it not happen).

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