Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 4 Days
Tony Allen was quiet in his 25 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring six points on 2-of-6 shooting with five rebounds and two steals.
This is the hard part about coming off the bench, though his minutes were higher than normal tonight. Allen has been somewhat productive in his limited role, but if you have your eye on even a low-level free agent it's fine to make a move.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Days
Tony Allen hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, six rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Starter Courtney Lee hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points and zero 3-pointers, while James Johnson scored 12 points in just 14 minutes. Allen was dealing with an illness tonight, but looked good. However, with Johnson back from an ankle injury and Lee starting, Allen could struggle for consistency going forward. But he's been playing well and we'd recommend sticking with him until the wheels come off.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 10 Days
Tony Allen's efficient run kept rolling on Saturday vs. the Cavs, shooting 7-of-10 from the field for 16 points with two boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.
His hand rehab must have worked wonders, shooting a pristine 70.3 percent over his five games since returning from injury to go with averages of 11.4 points, 4.6 boards, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 triples. Allen's steals, boards and field goal percentage make him worth owning in standard leagues.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 11 Days
Tony Allen was quiet in just 17 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-3 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Allen started off strong in his limited role off the bench but tonight was certainly a momentum stopper in that regard. He needs to climb back up the mountain with some consistency before 12-14 team owners should go out of their way to add him.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 13 Days
Tony Allen shot 8-of-13 from the field for 17 points vs. the Lakers on Wednesday with six boards and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.
He's been outstanding since returning from his hand injury, averaging 11.7 points, 1.0 steals and 0.7 triples on 66.7 percent from the field. Allen is putting up early-round value since coming back, so he's worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 18 Days
Tony Allen (wrist) returned to action in the Grizzlies' 102-96 win over the Clippers on Friday, scoring nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with six rebounds, two steals, one block and one three in 20 minutes off the bench.
This is a highly leveraged line on the shooting front but the defensive and rebounding numbers aren't surprising and he's been a guy that has been productive in a low-minute role in the past. He isn't a must-add player by any stretch but he's worth watching or even adding in deeper formats if he's going to play like this.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 20 Days
Tony Allen says he will play on Friday, but will do so wearing a brace on his left wrist after practicing on Wednesday.
Courtney Lee is going to possibly take a hit with the return of Allen, but could also remain in the starting lineup. It's also possible the Grizzlies could get creative and start Allen at small forward, benching a struggling Tayshaun Prince, but that's just speculation. Don't do anything drastic with Lee just yet, until we see how things play out.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 21 Days
Tony Allen said he will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Clippers.
He added he wouldn't mind coming off the bench because he doesn't "want to be disruptive." Allen's name has popped up in trade rumors and he doesn't seem very happy about it. He said "wow" on his Twitter account just moments after the rumors surfaced. The lock-down defender is worth a look for steal-needy owners for now.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 21 Days
Updating previous reports, the Grizzlies are reluctant trade Tony Allen along with Tayshaun Prince to the Wolves in exchange for J.J. Barea and Chase Budinger.
CBS Sports' Ken Berger now reports that trade talks have reached a "logjam," and USA Today's Sam Amick reports that the Grizzlies are "very unlikely" to part with Allen in the proposed deal. According to Amick, Memphis may also suspect that the talks are a play for Minnesota to gain leverage in another trade discussion (one which isn't being as aggressively leaked to the media). Stay tuned.