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Friday Notes: Lue and Allen sign, Vegas Bucks win

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  • Ramon Sessions guided the Bucks to their second straight Vegas win, a 79-67 win over Denver.  Sessions messed around and nearly got a triple-double with 13 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds along with just two turnovers.  Joe Alexander had another slow start with a scoreless first half (0/3 fg), but he got it going in the second by making 5/7 shots to finish with 10 points, seven boards, and three blocks. Fellow rook Luc Richard Mbah a Moute matched Alexander with 10/7, while Olumide Oyedeji had his second consecutive strong game with eight points and 11 boards.  Rod Wilmont chipped in 13 as well.  Check out RealGM for the blow-by-blow.
  • We found out yesterday Tyronn Lue was coming to Milwaukee, and today we learned the Bucks have also signed veteran big Malik Allen.  Allen played two seasons for Scott Skiles in Chicago, which probably isn't a coincidence.  Though a PF by trade, he has the bulk (6'10" / 255) to guard both big spots and gets by almost exclusively as a mid-range jump shooter on the offensive end.  He doesn't do much of anything inside and is a sub-par rebounder as well.
  • Charles Gardner reports Allen got a two-year deal worth $1.5 million per season while Lue signed for one year and $2.5 million.  It's not like that's a ton for either, but I'm a bit surprised Allen would get two years and more than the minimum ($1.07 million for a seven-year vet).  Lue's agent Andy Miller told Phoenix papers yesterday his client was signing for the BAE of $1.91 million with an option for a second year, so it's not clear if that changed or not.