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Tony Allen | Guard/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
College: Oklahoma State
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Dave Joerger said after Saturday's defeat that he's going to "tighten the rotation," without explicitly naming any players.
Joerger deployed Matt Barnes and Jeff Green for nearly all of the fourth quarter on Saturday, while Tony Allen and Courtney Lee watched from the bench. That might be a red herring since the score was lopsided, but it's something to monitor if you own any of the Grizzlies' swingmen. We'll let you know what changes, if any, are observed during Monday's game vs. the Clippers. Nov 9 - 1:40 AM

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Tony Allen picked up four steals against the Pacers on Thursday with nine points, seven boards and one turnover.

That's a Grindfather line right there in 22 minutes. He got the start tonight after starting the second half on Wednesday. Allen's steals will buoy his value in the top 100-150 range, but not doing much else gives him a low ceiling.
Oct 29 - 11:11 PM

Tony Allen will start against the Pacers on Thursday while Jeff Green will slide to the bench.

Paul George is starting at the three for the Pacers tonight, so it makes sense to have Allen shadow him. Allen is worth a look if you need steals, but this rotation could change throughout the season.
Oct 29 - 6:54 PM

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said that he liked what he saw when Jeff Green and Matt Barnes were on the court together on Wednesday.

Note that Barnes will come off the bench while Courtney Lee is healthy. "I kind of like Jeff Green with Matt Barnes. We're long," Joerger said. "And if [Tony Allen] is playing with them, [Green and Barnes] can both stretch and it gives Tony room to cut." Green started the first half on Wednesday but was replaced by Allen at SF after halftime, suggesting that Joerger is still fiddling with his starting lineup. We'll keep a close eye on the rotations during Friday's preseason finale in Orlando.
Oct 22 - 12:43 AM

Tony Allen missed 1-of-4 free throws but made 6-of-9 field goals to finish Sunday's game with 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

Allen is slated for a reserve role again this year, which puts a damper on his fantasy prospects, but he's always one of the league's premier steals specialists (2.0 per game last season). Allen's poor shooting was exploited by the Warriors in last year's playoffs and he won't suddenly become a sharp-shooter, but it's worth noting that he made both of his shots from beyond 10 feet tonight.
Oct 18 - 9:21 PM

Tony Allen said that he believes he has another five years left in the NBA and that he can't even imagine leaving the Grizzlies.

"I can’t envision myself no place else," Allen said. "I got about five more years." The 33-year-old also said that he was bitter about losing to the Warriors in the playoffs because his hamstring really hampered his ability to play. He said that he was "hurt" when the Warriors started to guard him with Andrew Bogut, and he vowed to come back stronger next season. The defensive specialist isn't much of a factor in fantasy leagues, but he is worth a look for owners in need of steals after averaging 2.0 steals per game last season.
Jul 19 - 9:57 AM

Tony Allen will not return to Friday's game and Jeff Green started the second half.

This isn't a surprise because Allen could barely even make it through warmups. The Warriors are killing the Grizzlies in transition tonight, so getting a healthy body out there is very important.
May 15 - 11:02 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will start against the Warriors on Friday night.

He is nowhere near 100 percent and coach Dave Joerger said Allen will give him all he can. He also was seen grabbing his hamstring in warmups, so Allen's minutes are likely going to be around 20 tonight. Jeff Green will move back to the bench and should still play a lot.
May 15 - 9:22 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) said he will "definitely" play in Game 6 against the Warriors on Friday.

Allen added that he doesn't know how effective he'll be able to be, and that he's only at around 60 percent healthy, but he believes he'll start. However, Dave Joerger said that Allen's injury is "pretty severe," and simply responded, "we'll see" when asked whether Allen would be in the starting lineup. Assuming The Grindfather plays and starts, his return to the lineup would push Jeff Green back to the bench, while Vince Carter could potentially lose some minutes. Allen isn't a great fantasy option, but he provides the Grizzlies with some energy and grit, and he'll do his best to harass Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the perimeter. It should be an exciting Game 6 in Memphis.
May 15 - 12:50 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6, although he said he would play.

The Grizzlies are facing an elimination game on their home court, so it would be a bit shocking if Allen doesn't give it a go after saying he would play. It's unclear at this point if Allen would return to the starting lineup, or if he'd come off the bench, but it's worth noting that he only lasted for 16 minutes during Game 4. The Grizzlies will need the Grindfather's elite-level defense if they hope to swing the series back to Oakland for a Game 7.
May 14 - 6:53 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) said he'll play in Game 6 against the Warriors on Friday despite his injury.

Allen's presence was sorely missed in Wednesday's Game 5 loss to Golden State and the Grizzlies will have to hope that they get at least a relatively healthy Allen to limit Klay Thompson and Steph Curry on Friday. We'll keep an eye out for an official statement on Allen's status from the team, but all signs currently point to him suiting up on Friday.
May 14 - 12:43 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play against the Warriors in Wednesday.

His left hamstring kept him to just 16 minutes in Game 4 and the Grizzlies are going to have to make some adjustments on Klay Thompson on defense. Jeff Green will get the starting nod while Vince Carter and Courtney Lee should play more, as well.
May 13 - 9:33 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is still a game-time decision to play on Wednesday against the Warriors.

He's probably not going to start, so we might not get any word on Allen's status until the game tips. Even if he plays and comes off the bench, he'll likely be limited. Expect Jeff Green to start while Allen is on the doubtful side of this GTD. Vince Carter and Courtney Lee will play more.
May 13 - 9:06 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is "more likely than not to miss Game 5," according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stein adds that this could change "barring some sort of U-turn in the next few hours." Allen's left hamstring has been an issue since March and a few days off could go a long way. Jeff Green is likely going to get the start while Vince Carter and Courtney Lee would play more as well.
May 13 - 5:15 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday against the Warriors.

"I think he's been more hurt than people realize," coach Dave Joerger said. Apparently, Allen's left hamstring strain from back on Mar. 27 never fully healed. The Grizzlies absolutely need the Grindfather for a massive Game 5. He was playing minutes in the mid 30s before Monday and he'll likely be limited tonight. Expect Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee to get more run.
May 13 - 2:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Mario Chalmers
3Andrew Harrison
4Russ Smith
SG1Courtney Lee
2Matt Barnes
3Vince Carter
4Jordan Adams
SF1Jeff Green
2Tony Allen
3James Ennis
PF1Zach Randolph
2JaMychal Green
3Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright