By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On the first day that NBA teams could make free agent signings official, the Sixers did just that with Lavoy Allen.

Allen had the opportunity to sign an offer sheet with another team, but instead chose to remain with the his hometown club.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports say the deal is for two years, and worth a total of $6 million.

Allen was a restricted free agent only because the team neglected to put a team option year in his rookie contract, a mistake that could have cost them a lot more money than it did.

Allen (6-9, 225) was the 50th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2011 NBA Draft. In 41 games with 15 starts last season, he averaged 4.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game while shooting 47.3% from the floor and 78.6% from the line.  He came alive during the playoffs, proving to be an asset during the Sixers seven game series with the Celtics.

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