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Tony Allen | Guard/Forward | #9

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (25) / BOS
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Unrestricted free agent Tony Allen (calf) is confident he will stay in Memphis next season.
"I'm not trying to break the bank," Allen said. In other words, it sounds like Allen is willing to give a hometown discount. Up until the last game of the year, Allen was fairly healthy this season with 71 games played. His calf string in the regular-season finale cost him a playoff run, but he'll be healthy before summer. Apr 28 - 2:29 PM

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Tony Allen (calf) is out of his walking boot and is conditioning on a stationary bike.

He's still very doubtful for the series against the Spurs. Coach David Fizdale went with James Ennis in the starting lineup and it worked to get a win after two blowup losses. Wayne Selden, Vince Carter and Ennis figure to take on most of the minutes on the wings.
Apr 21 - 3:56 PM

Tony Allen (calf) will not play in Game 3 on Thursday.

He's out indefinitely with a calf strain, which usually requires a couple weeks on the sidelines. The Grizzlies have missed Allen terribly and have to figure out how to stop a red-hot Kawhi Leonard. Vince Carter, James Ennis and Andrew Harrison should pick up some wing minutes.
Apr 19 - 6:10 PM

Tony Allen (right leg) will miss Game 2 against the Spurs on Monday.

He's "out indefinitely" and we might not see him at all this postseason. With Allen on the sidelines, Wayne Selden could be looking at another start and there will be more minutes available for guys like Vince Carter, James Ennis and Troy Daniels.

Tony Allen (calf) has been diagnosed with a strain of the medial gastrocnemius muscle in his right leg and will be out indefinitely.

According to the team he "will be continually re-evaluated while beginning rehab immediately." Allen suffered the injury in the first half on Wednesday, so that has to sting even more considering that game meant nothing to the Grizzles. With Allen out, Kawhi Leonard should have an easier time and post some big numbers after a subpar season series against them. Expect Vince Carter, Troy Daniels and maybe James Ennis to pick up some extra minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 13 - 5:40 PM

Tony Allen (right leg) will not return against the Mavs on Wednesday.

he cramped up in the first quarter, so hopefully this is precautionary. There should be a good amount of Vince Carter, Andrew Harrison and Troy Daniels tonight.
Apr 12 - 8:33 PM

Memphis coach David Fizdale is hopeful that the Grizzlies will re-sign Tony Allen.

"I’ve already talked to the front office, and if it works out for us that we can have him back, I love him," Fizdale said. "But I also know that we have to make some decisions based on what’s best for the unit. That’s where we’ll come together and we’ll see what’s on the table and we’ll give our input on what gives us our best chance moving forward." The Grizzlies already have $74 million tied up in Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons, so re-signing him won't be easy. As for his health, Fizdale said Allen's knee "will always ache," but added that he's ready to go for the playoffs.
Apr 10 - 10:06 AM

Tony Allen (eye) had 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 28 minutes vs. OKC on Wednesday.

Allen started the game, sending James Ennis back to the bench. The fact that Allen sat out Tuesday's game should reduce the likelihood of a DNP-CD down the stretch, although the Grizzlies' loss tonight does make it a near-certainty that they won't overtake OKC for the No. 6 seed.
Apr 5 - 11:14 PM

Tony Allen (left eye) will play Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

The eye issue forced Allen to the sidelines on Tuesday, but it's only going to be a one-game absence. Feel free to get the steals specialist active.
Apr 5 - 6:31 PM

Tony Allen (left eye) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He missed Tuesday's game and is likely going to be a game-time decision for today. If Allen can't go, Troy Daniels, Vince Carter, Wade Baldwin and James Ennis could get some additional playing time.
Apr 5 - 4:22 PM

Tony Allen (left eye) will not play Tuesday vs. San Antonio.

This the first game a back-to-back for Memphis, so it is not surprising to see Allen sidelined. Troy Daniels is expected to draw the start. Wade Baldwin and Vince Carter will also likely see an uptick in minutes.
Apr 4 - 7:11 PM

Tony Allen (left eye) is questionable for Tuesday's game in San Antonio.

The Grindfather is due for a rest day, so don't be surprised if he sits out Tuesday's game, which will be the first of a tough back-to-back set against the Spurs and the Thunder. If Allen is forced to the sidelines, we could see Troy Daniels get the start, and there would be more minutes available for guys like Wade Baldwin and Vince Carter. Check back for another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround.

Tony Allen finished with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a losing effort on Sunday.

The veteran stepped up nicely for his short-handed squad, but Memphis was crushed in the rebounding department, 51-33. Anyone relying on Allen in the final weeks of the season should double-check that he's active -- with a playoff spot in the bag, David Fizdale could give the Grindfather some days off.
Apr 2 - 6:23 PM

Tony Allen's sore knee didn't limit him on Sunday, as he finished a 106-94 loss vs. the Warriors with eight points (4-of-8 FGs, 0-of-2 FTs), six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

This line mirrors his production vs. the Spurs on Thursday, and he looks rejuvenated since sitting out Tuesday vs. New Orleans. The Grizzlies have now lost three straight games, however, and they'll need Allen to keep up his two-way play to get back on track, especially if Marc Gasol (foot) misses any more games.
Mar 26 - 10:56 PM

Tony Allen (knee) started Thursday's game and finished with eight points on 4-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 29 minutes.

The Grizzlies won their first two games vs. the Spurs, both in Memphis, but they couldn't earn the road win tonight. Allen's return is good news for the Grizzlies' real-world prospects, but it doesn't matter too much for fantasy -- in his previous five games he averaged just 9.4 points on 42.2 percent FGs and 55.6 FTs, with minimal supporting stats.
Mar 23 - 11:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Toney Douglas
4Wade Baldwin
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
4Wayne Selden
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Brandan Wright
2JaMychal Green
3Jarell Martin
4Deyonta Davis
C1Marc Gasol
2Zach Randolph