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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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Tony Allen hit just 2-of-4 shots in Wednesday's Game 2 win, but also had nine rebounds, a steal and three blocks on the night.
Allen didn't do much in Sunday's Game 1, but did have three steals to go along with his four points and three boards. He's back from a hamstring injury and should continue to get better as his health improves, and is a sneaky, cheaper option in daily leagues going forward. Zach Randolph added just 10 points and 10 rebounds, hitting just 5-of-16 shots tonight. Apr 22 - 10:56 PM

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Tony Allen will start against the Blazers on Wednesday and Jeff Green will come off the bench.

This was the plan all along for the Grizzlies. Green is going to anchor the second unit with his offense, so he'll still have a chance to put up a nice line. Allen will continue to get his buckets in transition while causing problems for the Blazers on defense.
Apr 22 - 7:55 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will play against the Blazers in Game 2.

He did play on Sunday and was able to give the Grizzlies 25 minutes. Allen will likely see a similar amount of playing time as the Grizzlies look to lock down the wings and win with defense.
Apr 22 - 6:28 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is listed as probable for Game 2 on Wednesday.

Allen played well in his return to action on Sunday, contributing four points, three boards, two assists, three steals and one block in 25 minutes. He also managed to avoid any setbacks and should fill a similar role as the Grizzlies look to take a decisive 2-0 series lead.
Apr 21 - 9:23 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) played through pain on Sunday, finishing a lopsided home victory with four points on 2-of-3 shooting, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 25 minutes.

He hadn't played in three weeks so tonight's line was an encouraging return to form, especially since he remained on the court with the victory sealed in the fourth quarter. Allen is worth a look if you're targeting steals in a fantasy-playoffs league, but that's about it.
Apr 19 - 10:52 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is a go for Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers.

With Allen active, he'll take away some minutes from Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Vince Carter. Allen spent the last nine games of the season on the sidelines, so he may have his minutes limited tonight.
Apr 19 - 6:41 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though he is still listed as a game-time decision.

This is exciting news for the Grizzlies considering Allen has missed their last nine games, but he will be back in the rotation tonight. His minutes will likely be held in check for obvious reasons, but his return could reduce the workload of Courtney Lee, Jeff Green (back) and Vince Carter. Check back for an update closer to tip-off to confirm that Allen is indeed active.
Apr 19 - 12:09 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

"I feel alright," Allen said. "I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I want to be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm having." Allen is a warrior and it will take a lot for him to miss Sunday's game, so we expect to see him out there. We will consider him a game-time decision for now, but we should know more after shootaround. If Allen continues to sit out, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will have to step up.
Apr 18 - 12:58 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal.
Apr 17 - 2:16 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group.
Apr 14 - 6:30 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit.
Apr 11 - 10:31 AM

Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

Allen is expected to be out through the weekend, and it'll be Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Vince Carter picking up the slack in his absence. Green offers the most upside out of the group.

Tony Allen (hamstring) is expected to be out of action for at least one more week.

Allen is not close to a return. He'll be reevaluated after the week on the Memphis road trip, but it's possible he's out for longer than that. Without his services, it's the three-headed monster of Courtney Lee, Jeff Green (back) and Vince Carter on the wing.
Apr 6 - 12:57 PM

Tony Allen said that he is not thinking about retiring and hopes to play another five years in the NBA.

"I feel like I’ve got a good five more [years] in me," Allen said. "I feel like I missed a lot of time when I was younger and I still feel great." Allen's defense has been incredible to watch through the years, so it's great to know that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Allen has missed the past four games for the Grizzlies due to a nagging hamstring strain, and considering he has no timetable for a return he belongs on the wire in most leagues. Jeff Green (back spasms), Courtney Lee and Vince Carter will continue to benefit.
Apr 5 - 9:08 AM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday and Zach Randolph (back) is questionable.

Allen is not close to a return from his nagging hamstring injury. Even when he returns, he's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, so he should be dropped just about everywhere. Vince Carter, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee will benefit.
Apr 4 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
4Russ Smith
SG1Courtney Lee
2Vince Carter
3Jordan Adams
SF1Tony Allen
2Jeff Green
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
4JaMychal Green
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos