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Is Tony Allen The New Antoine Walker?

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Jesse Nunes has an interesting take on Tony Allen:

Not since the old Employee No. 8 suited up in Green has a player elicited as many wildly opposing emotions and opinions from Celtic fans.

Some see him as an undersized wing player who thinks he's a point guard, dribbles too much, has a suspect shot, and makes way too many poor decisions on the court.

Others see him as a lockdown defender who is fearless, has an incredible nose for driving to the hoop, is the only guy consistently giving 100 percent effort, and is someone who isn't intimidated on either end of the court.

Both sides are have legitimate points. And that's what makes Tony Allen so frustrating and yet a completely necessary part of this team.