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Tony Allen | Guard/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
College: Oklahoma State
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Tony Allen (illness) returned to the Grizzlies starting lineup and had 12 points, five rebounds, one assist and one block in Sunday's 16-point win vs. the Clippers.
Allen is only 6'4" but his toughness and cerebral defense allow him to start at SF with Courtney Lee spreading the court at SG. This was his third double-digit scoring game of the season and he's shooting an abysmal 46.2 percent at the FT, while adding just 1.3 assists per game, so there are too many flaws in his game for reliable 10-team value. Nov 23 - 9:20 PM

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Tony Allen (illness) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday, sending Tayshaun Prince to the bench.

Allen can be viewed as a steals-specialist as he doesn't contribute much else to the stat sheet, but he does have a favorable matchup today against the Clippers. Get him active if you've got him.
Nov 23 - 5:58 PM

Tony Allen (illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

With Allen out, Courtney Lee is going to get all the minutes he can handle. Vince Carter could also see some extended minutes off the bench, but Lee offers the most upside. Allen went through parts of shootaround today, so he shouldn't be out much longer, and we'll consider him questionable Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.
Nov 21 - 7:57 PM

Tony Allen (illness) left Friday morning's shootaround early, and remains questionable to suit up vs. the Celtics.

If Allen is unable to go Vince Carter would likely see an increase in his minutes. Carter was able to play 27 minutes off the bench during his last outing, but was only managed seven points, three assists, and one three-pointer. However, he does have a favorable matchup today vs. the Celtics, so he may be worth the risk in daily leagues.
Nov 21 - 12:48 PM

Tony Allen (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

The Grizzlies were missing half of their team on Wednesday, but they look like they could play on Friday because they waived their emergency guys. Allen owners will want to check back tomorrow evening.
Nov 20 - 7:32 PM

Tony Allen (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

The Grizzlies are in deep trouble with half of their rotation out tonight. Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter, Vince Carter and Jordan Adams will soak up as many minutes as they can. Allen should be considered questionable for Friday against the Celtics.
Nov 19 - 6:33 PM

Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer, and Beno Udrih are all questionable to face the Raptors on Wednesday as they are all dealing with flu-like symptoms.

This is a nightmare for the Grizzlies, as they could be incredibly shorthanded against Toronto if they have to sit out. If any of these players sit out, we may get an extended look at rookies Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes, while Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter would likely benefit the most. Stay tuned.

Tony Allen did not score in 24 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

He is not going to drop 20-point games with regularity, but the steals are going to be there for the Grind Father. Allen is a sneaky specialist in standard leagues, but he's obviously not a must-own player.
Nov 13 - 11:34 PM

Tony Allen tied his season-high in scoring vs. the Lakers, making 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

Allen was fighting for a starting job this preseason but he's now locked in alongside SG Courtney Lee, while Tayshaun Prince finished Tuesday's game as a DNP-CD. His offense is too limited for use in most fantasy formats, though he's worth a look if you need a steals specialist.
Nov 11 - 11:04 PM

Tony Allen stole the ball four times in Friday's win, and also added nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes.

It's not always pretty but Allen has been a top-100 play so far this season and he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Nov 8 - 2:39 AM

Tony Allen played just 23 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with nine points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

He looks to be in a timeshare with Quincy Pondexter for minutes next to Courtney Lee. Allen won't have many huge lines and is more of a specialist for steals while the team is healthy.
Nov 6 - 1:40 AM

Tony Allen double-doubled in Monday's win, scoring 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting (4-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists and zero steals in 30 minutes.

Courtney Lee (concussion) was out and that earned him an extra five or more minutes, and the lack of steals along with the missed free throws are a drag. He could very well be worth using this week while Lee gets back up to speed but his long-term value is a question mark, still. In any event, owners can keep him on a short leash early on in the year.
Nov 4 - 12:38 AM

Tony Allen played 32 minutes against the Pacers with five points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals on Friday.

The steals will always be there for the Grindfather. Allen should see minutes in the low 30s with Courtney Lee (head) out, so he's worth a look in standard leagues and should put up top-100 value for the next week at least.
Oct 31 - 10:05 PM

Tony Allen started at SF and had eight points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals.

It looked like Quincy Pondexter might have won the job, but Allen was back in there tonight. He's not going to score enough to be a real fantasy option, but could have some value in deeper leagues if you need steals.
Oct 30 - 1:21 AM

When asked about the Grizzlies' glut of SGs and SFs this season, Tony Allen replied, "We've got a big bowl of gumbo there."

That's an appropriate description of a wing rotation that includes Allen, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, Quincy Pondexter, Tayshaun Prince and rookie Jordan Adams. Both the SG and SF spots are up for grabs, making the Grizzlies a team to watch throughout the preseason.