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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
Contract: view contract details

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Tony Allen did not score in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, adding just three rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.
He got the night off on Monday, but did play 28.5 minutes per game in his games back on Friday and Wednesday. Allen was playing a lot earlier in the season due to some injuries on the wings, but he's likely to see his playing time drop as the postseason approaches. Feb 15 - 11:11 PM

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Tony Allen is back in the starting lineup against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He got Monday night off and should be back to seeing minutes in the 20s. With Allen back, James Ennis moves back to the bench.
Feb 15 - 7:53 PM

Tony Allen (rest) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nets.

This isn't a back-to-back set, but with a matchup against the worst team in the league, head coach David Fizdale will opt to give his best defensive player the night off. Vince Carter, Troy Daniels and Toney Douglas should all pick up some extra minutes in The Grindfather's absence from Monday's game.
Feb 13 - 6:37 PM

Tony Allen returned from a rest and hit 4-of-6 shots for nine points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes on Monday.

Allen has been quiet for most of the season and is averaging just 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last four games, hitting 44 percent of his shots. He's worth a look due to his defensive stats, but isn't exactly a must-own player right now.
Feb 7 - 12:48 AM

Tony Allen (rest) and Chandler Parsons (rest) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday night.

Allen played 29 minutes on Friday and 30 minutes on Wednesday, so the Grizzlies will give some of their guys off for the final game of their six-game road trip. Allen hasn't really been worth owning in standard leagues. For tonight, James Ennis is clearly looking at huge minutes while Troy Daniels should get plenty of shots, especially since the Grizzlies figure to be trailing. Andrew Harrison will be getting a lot of two-guard minutes here, too.
Feb 4 - 2:54 PM

Tony Allen was held scoreless in 25 minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Rockets.

He shot 0-of-6 from the field with four rebounds, two assists and three steals. This performance comes right after his fourth double-double of the season, which sums up how inconsistent the veteran is. Most of his fantasy value comes from steals and rebounds, and aside from that he does not do much to help fantasy owners.
Jan 21 - 10:49 PM

Tony Allen chipped in across the board on Sunday with four points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes.

The Grizzlies are now 8-13 in games they've trailed at halftime this season, which isn't shocking for a team that relies on their defense to win games. The veteran Allen isn't an obvious fantasy option, but he's worth owning with averages of 5.5 boards, 1.8 steals, and 10.1 points per game on 49.0 percent shooting.
Jan 16 - 12:12 AM

Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Rockets during a 110-105 win.

He made his first eight attempts and finished 9-of-10 in another massive win for the Grizzlies. They were down 16 on the road in this game and now have five wins against the Warriors, Cavs and Rockets combined on the year. Mike Conley was effective as per usual with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.
Jan 14 - 1:41 AM

Tony Allen recorded six steals in Friday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 48 minutes.

He was everywhere tonight and helped the Grizzlies climb back from a 24-point deficit. Allen shot just 5-of-16 from the field, but who cares with a line like this? He was averaging 1.7 steals per game prior to Friday and that's where he gets most of his fantasy value, so anything else he can contribute is icing on the cake.
Jan 7 - 1:57 AM

Tony Allen scored 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and four steals in 35 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Celtics.

This was a little fluky, but the Grizzlies needed someone to step up with Mike Conley (toe) and Chandler Parsons (rest) out and Allen delivered. He shot 6-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line, and the Grizzlies may shadow Russell Westbrook with him on Thursday, meaning his minutes should be high once again.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Tony Allen had nine points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist on Sunday, making 4-of-7 field goals in 34 minutes of action.

A report during the game stated that Memphis is "listening" to trade talks involving Allen. He has epitomized the team's grit-and-grind approach in recent seasons, but the report implies that they'd be comfortable with a wing rotation that included Chandler Parsons, James Ennis, Troy Daniels and Troy Williams. To be clear, this is little more than a rumor at the moment.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:26:00 PM

The Grizzlies are "listening" to preliminary trade talks involving Tony Allen, according to beat writer Ronald Tillery.

The report states that teams are "gauging interest" and it's unclear which teams are involved, so this is firmly in the 'rumor' stage. It's potentially good news for anyone who owns Troy Daniels, James Ennis or Troy Williams, but it's all contingent upon what the Grizzlies get back, assuming a deal actually happens.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Tony Allen notched 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in 33 minutes on Wednesday, going 7-of-17 from the field and 2-of-5 from the line.

The Cavaliers have had their share of defensive struggles this season, and they're the second-most lenient team against SGs for fantasy purposes. The fact that Cleveland was playing without LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love didn't hurt, and the Grizzlies are suddenly riding a 7-1 record in their past eight games. Allen is worth owning until he cools off.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 12:51:00 AM

Tony Allen scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 29 minutes during an 88-86 win over the Blazers on Thursday.

How good are the Grizzlies right now? They're on a five-game winning streak, and they've won 12 straight games decided by five or fewer points or went into OT -- that's tied with the 1994-95 Suns as the longest such streak since the merger. As for Allen, he has been rolling with minutes, but coach David Fizdale may dial it back once Vince Carter (hip) comes back. He has some value in standard leagues for now.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Tony Allen hit 9-of-14 shots for 19 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and a block in 42 minutes of Monday's intense 110-108 double-overtime win over the Pelicans.

This was easily the best game of the season for Allen and the two overtimes helped. He had a season high in points, rebounds, minutes, shots and makes, while his previous season highs were just 12 points and nine rebounds. He's averaging 11.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals over his last five, but that number is clearly inflated by tonight's game. Give him a look, but he still doesn't look close to being a must-own player in most instances.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:43:00 AM