Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 10 Hrs
Allen suffered a left hamstring injury in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Warrior and is questionable to return, Grizzlies' sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.
Allen's status for the remainder of Friday's game remains up in the air, but it sounds as though the issue is minor. If he doesn't return, his next chance to rejoin the lineup will come Sunday against the Spurs.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Days
Allen scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with 11 rebounds, one assist and six steals in 35 minutes Saturday.
Allen is an elite option for steals, averaging a career-high 2.1 steals this season, but at the moment, that's not all he is bringing. The Grindfather is averaging 11.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in his last four games, and with three games of at least six steals this season, Allen can swing that category in head-to-head matchups in the playoffs.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 7 Days
Allen returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Mavericks. He scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-8 FT) and added seven rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 32 minutes.
Even off the bench on Tuesday, Allen still played 31 minutes. The shifting into and out of the starting lineup will have minimal impact on his fantasy value as long as his minutes remain this steady.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 11 Days
Allen scored 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-4 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes Monday against the Nuggets.
Allen has increased his scoring of late as he is averaging 12.5 points over his last four games compared to his season average of 8.5. He is always a valuable source for steals, but he could really increase his fantasy value if he could continue with this increased offensive production.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 13 Days
Allen suited up for the Grizzlies on Saturday, after a one-game absence, scoring nine points (4-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with three rebounds, one assist and four steals in 32 minutes.
Allen is averaging a ridiculous 2.8 steals in his last six games, while also shooting a crazy 63 percent from the floor. While the shooting will undoubtedly cool off, the steals appear real, as Allen is averaging a career-high this season, nabbing 2.0 steals per game. If you need steals, there is no better option on waiver-wires than the Grindfather.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 16 Days
Allen (rest) will not play Thursday against the Wizards, Jon Roser of ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis reports.
The Grizzlies will give a number of regulars the night off Thursday, as Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol will also be rested, while Mike Conley sits out with an ankle injury. That means Courtney Lee and Jeff Green are the only regular starters expected to play, so Nick Calathes, Beno Udrih, Jon Leuer and Kosta Koufos will each see bumps in value.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 16 Days
Allen scored 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-2 FT) with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes off the bench Wednesday.
He's been ornery since his one-game suspension for a scrap with Nick Calathes in practice, averaging 12.2 points, 5.6 boards and 2.6 steals over his last five games. Allen's fantasy value is capped by his role on the second unit, but he remains an excellent source of steals while still chipping in decent production otherwise.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 23 Days
Allen had 12 points (6-9 FG), eight rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes on Wednesday.
Allen sat out Tuesday's game with the Utah Jazz because of a physical altercation he had with backup guard Nick Calathes during practice. He came back with his one of his best games since the start of February. He can give you steals but is very inconsistent in other areas of his game.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 24 Days
Allen (suspension) will play Wednesday, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports.
Allen got into a physical confrontation with Nick Calathes during practice recently, and coach Dave Joerger suspended him for Tuesday's matchup with Utah. Allen was on the team flight to Houston, however, and all signs point to him returning to action Wednesday night.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 25 Days
Allen will be suspended for Tuesday's contest versus the Jazz, the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Allen's ban is the result of internal matters. While his absence could afford Jordan Adams some time on the wing, expect Allen to return for Wednesday's game at Houston.