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Tony Allen | Guard/Forward | #9

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (25) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Tony Allen (knee) is expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.
Allen missed all six of the Grizzlies preseason games due to knee soreness, but it's is obviously an encouraging sign that he is ready to roll for the season opener on Wednesday night. Oct 24 - 3:34 PM

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Memphis coach David Fizdale said that Tony Allen's knee has made progress.

"He looked good, and I think he’s getting close," Fizdale said. "I don’t want to say there’s guarantees, but he went through the whole practice today and all of yesterday. We don’t go for continuous long stretches of time, but he’s looking better, and I’m hoping we get him back soon." Allen returned to practice this week after missing all six preseason games due to knee soreness, but he's hopeful to play in the season opener. Fizdale confirmed that he will start at SG this season and the Grizzlies even let him run the point in training camp, so the minutes should be there. If you need steals, Allen's worth a look.
Oct 23 - 10:41 AM

Tony Allen (knee) returned to a full practice on Saturday and is hopeful to play in the season opener.

Allen did admit that he does need to do a better job of listening to his body, but he's got a well-established reputation for playing through anything and everything he can. We don't expect that to change anytime soon, so if he can play on opening night, we expect him to be out there. The Grizzlies will determine his status based on the amount of residual swelling he has, so expect multiple updates prior to Wednesday. If he can't go, Memphis is going to have to get creative with its starting lineup given Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) remains a major question mark.

Tony Allen (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

It's the preseason finale, so the Grizzlies will continue resting him with the regular season just a week away. He's expected to start at SG, but he should be considered questionable for the season opener.
Oct 18 - 7:10 PM

Tony Allen (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

The Grizzlies are likely going to hold him out for a little while longer. Given his injury history, there's little reason to draft The Grindfather almost anywhere.
Oct 14 - 6:37 PM

Tony Allen (right knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the 76ers.

Allen is nursing a minor knee injury, but it's not something that's likely to linger into the regular season. The 34-year-old will be a starter for the Grizzlies this season, but in terms of fantasy hoops, he can only be considered a late-round flier in deep leagues for those looking to bolster the steals category.
Oct 11 - 3:49 PM

Tony Allen (knee) spent Saturday's practice rehabbing and working on his conditioning.

The Grizzlies will likely do everything possible to ensure that Allen is available for opening night, so we wouldn't expect to see him in preseason contests until he's totally right. New coach David Fizdale has already made it clear that Allen will be a key member of the starting lineup, so although his role is not in question, it's unclear how many minutes he may play nightly once the campaign kicks off.
Oct 8 - 2:41 PM

David Fizdale confirmed on Thursday that Tony Allen (knee) will be a starter for the Grizzlies this year.

"I need Tony in that starting lineup," said Fizdale. "He's still an elite defender." Allen is fine a fine late-round target in deep leagues for those seeking a steals specialist, but his contributions to the stat sheet won't be enough for him to warrant the attention of owners in standard formats. He is currently nursing a minor knee injury, but with nearly three weeks to go before the regular-season opener, he has plenty of time to get his body right.
Source: ESPN
Oct 6 - 6:35 PM

Tony Allen (rest) will not play on Monday night against the Magic.

He's fine. Allen will turn 35 in January and is likely to see his 25.3 minutes per game from last season drop. We should see some Troy Daniels and James Ennis on the wings tonight.
Oct 3 - 6:25 PM

Tony Allen will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

Allen will start alongside Jordan Farmar, Vince Carter, Matt Barnes and Zach Randolph. The Grizzlies were much more competitive in Game 3 and only lost to the Spurs by nine points after getting blown out in the first two games of the series, so it's a no-brainer for them to stick with this lineup. Allen had five points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes in Game 3, but he was torched by Kawhi Leonard and will look to bounce back in Game 4.
Apr 24 - 12:42 PM

Tony Allen moved into the starting lineup on Friday with five points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

He had the tough task of guarding Kawhi Leonard and it was a rare time Allen couldn't lock down his man. The Grizzlies fared much better with the smaller starting lineup, so expect Allen to start again. He'll be too tough to use most nights.
Apr 23 - 12:01 AM

Tony Allen will start on Friday with Chris Andersen moving to the bench.

Their big lineup didn't work in the first two games, so why not change it up? Plus, not having Jarell Martin (foot) makes their second unit thinner. Allen only gains a little value with this move.
Apr 22 - 9:23 PM

Tony Allen scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting with three boards, one assist and two steals in 21 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

This was his second game in a row playing 21 minutes, but it's safe to assume that he would've probably played more if the games were somewhat close. Lance Stephenson might be in coach Dave Joerger's doghouse after Tuesday's loss, so maybe we will see more of Allen in Game 3 on Friday.
Apr 20 - 12:35 AM

Tony Allen (hamstring) posted seven points, three rebounds, one assist and one block on Sunday, logging 21 minutes in a road loss to the Spurs.

Allen isn't 100 percent but he'll do everything he can to stay on the court for the decimated Grizzlies, who are already missing starters Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. He came off the bench tonight behind Vince Carter but could find himself starting Game 2 on Tuesday.
Apr 17 - 10:35 PM

David Joerger hinted that Tony Allen (hamstring) could see a limited workload during Sunday's Game 1 against the Spurs.

Joerger would only say "we'll see," when asked how many minutes he plans on playing Allen during Game 1, so it sounds like pain tolerance will dictate Allen's workload. He's a risky DFS target with an unclear picture regarding his playing time tonight.
Apr 17 - 7:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Wade Baldwin
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
4Jordan Adams
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Troy Williams
PF1JaMychal Green
2Zach Randolph
3Deyonta Davis
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright