Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 4 Months

The Grizzlies have reportedly declined the Clippers' trade offer for SG Tony Allen.

It's unclear what L.A. was offering in return for the veteran defensive specialist. They also had interest in Arron Afflalo before he was traded to the Nuggets, so at the very least we know the Clippers are eager to acquire a starting-caliber SG.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Months

Tony Allen (eye) started on Saturday vs. the Thunder with 15 points, four boards and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

He wasn't expected to start and the Grizzlies having no punch in their second unit was costly. Interestingly, Ed Davis and James Johnson combined for just one minute tonight and coach Dave Joerger put a premium on offensive output. Allen had himself a great series, but there was just too much Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Months

Tony Allen (eye) will play on Saturday but he will not be in the Grizzlies' starting lineup.

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger hasn't revealed who will take Zach Randolph's spot in the starting lineup, but Ed Davis is listed as the 'probable starter' in the official game notes. In addition to Allen, Mike Conley (hamstring) will also be available as the short-handed Grizzlies try to upset the Thunder.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Months

Updating a previous report, Tony Allen is questionable to play on Saturday due to an eye injury he suffered in Game 6.

Allen's eye was scratched by Caron Butler and he awoke on Saturday with swelling, which the Grizzlies hope will respond to treatment. His availability is uncertain and his absence would be dreadful news for a Memphis team already playing without suspended Zach Randolph. Mike Miller, James Johnson and Courtney Lee would likely all pick up more minutes if Allen's eye forces him to the sidelines.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Months

Tony Allen did not participate in Saturday's shootaround and coach Dave Joerger is concerned about his availability for Game 7.

It's not clear what caused Allen's absence and things could quickly go from bad to worse for Memphis, which is already dealing with Zach Randolph's suspension and Mike Conley's strained hamstring.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Months

Tony Allen scored 16 points during Game 3's 98-95 overtime win over the Thunder on Thursday with nine boards, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

He did commit a dumb foul on a Russell Westbrook halfcourt shot with the Grizzlies up four with 0.9 seconds, but Allen was great on both ends tonight. The Grizzlies were actually running plays for him -- they didn't really work -- while he played some decent defense on Kevin Durant. He's not known as the Grindfather for nothing and he personifies the style of play Memphis brings to the table.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Months

Tony Allen admitted that he's been struggling lately on both offense and defense, which has led to limited playing time off the Grizzlies' bench.

"We're sitting there with five wings and trying to figure out which [to play]," said coach Dave Joerger, explaining his decision to limit Allen's minutes. "It's been a conundrum all season long, especially since [Allen] came back [from his wrist injury] and after the [Courtney Lee] trade." The Grizzlies are one game out of the playoffs, with five games left in the regular season, so they'll need Allen to find his rhythm very quickly or risk missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 7 Months

Tony Allen returned from an illness and played 10 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, missing all five of his shots and failing to score in a win over the Jazz.

Allen and Courtney Lee have become completely useless, as Mike Miller is now making noise for the Grizzlies. Make sure Allen and Lee are not in your lineup right now, and think about dropping them for a hot free agent in most instances.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 7 Months

Tony Allen will not play against the Wolves on Monday due to a stomach illness.

He has logged 21.8 minutes per game in March and the Grizzlies will likely call on a couple guys to fill the void. James Johnson and Tayshaun Prince might see a little more action while Courtney Lee has a good chance to clear the 30-minute barrier and put up a nice line against a weak defense tonight. Allen should be considered questionable for Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 7 Months

Tony Allen scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting (5-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds, three steals and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Allen has not been worth owning over the last week or so but he outproduced timeshare buddy Courtney Lee (four points, 1-of-6 FGs) tonight. Lee has been the better player to own most of the time since they've started splitting minutes and we're not going to swing the needle Allen's way after just one night. Allen is still just a speculative add in 14-team leagues at this time.