Allen, 35, adds some much-needed depth to the Pelicans wing position in the wake of Soloman Hill's hamstring injury. The 13-year veteran is regarded as one of the best wing defenders in the league. He's coming off making the NBA All-Defensive Team for the sixth time in seven seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he was hugely popular for his hard-nosed play that earned him the nickname "Grindfather."
Allen averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 71 games for the Grizzlies last season.
The Vertical first reported the agreement.