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33-Year-Old    SF,SG    Memphis Grizzlies

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

8.0

REB

3.7

AST

1.5

STL

2.0

BLK

0.5

2014-15 NBA ROS Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Allen is entering his 11th season. Last season, he averaged 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 23 minutes per game through 55 games. He shot 49 percent from the field on 7.5 attempts per game, 23 percent from three on 0.9 attempts per ga...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  1/29/2015
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 214 lbs   DOB: 1/11/1982  College: Oklahoma St.
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #25 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Allen Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $20 million extension with the Grizzlies in July of 2013.

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Tony Allen NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 77 16.4 6.4 2.9 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.2 47.5 73.7 1.0 1.1 1.8 0.4 38.7 2.4 5.0 1.5 2.0
2005-06 23 51 19.2 7.2 2.2 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.2 47.1 74.6 1.3 0.6 1.5 0.7 32.4 2.5 5.4 2.0 2.6
2006-07 24 33 24.4 11.5 3.8 1.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 51.4 78.4 2.3 1.1 2.7 1.0 24.2 4.0 7.8 3.2 4.1
2007-08 25 75 18.3 6.6 2.2 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.2 43.4 76.2 1.5 0.5 1.8 0.8 31.6 2.3 5.2 1.8 2.4
2008-09 26 46 19.3 7.8 2.3 1.4 1.2 0.5 0.1 48.2 72.5 1.7 0.5 1.8 0.6 22.2 3.0 6.2 1.7 2.4
2009-10 27 54 16.5 6.1 2.7 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.0 51.0 60.5 1.2 1.0 1.7 0.1 0.0 2.4 4.7 1.3 2.2
2010-11 28 MEM 72 20.8 8.9 2.7 1.4 1.8 0.6 0.1 51.0 75.3 1.2 1.0 1.7 0.3 17.4 3.5 6.8 1.9 2.5
2011-12 29 MEM 58 26.3 9.8 4.0 1.4 1.8 0.6 0.1 46.9 80.0 1.6 1.7 2.3 0.4 30.8 3.6 7.7 2.4 3.0
2012-13 30 MEM 79 26.7 8.9 4.6 1.2 1.5 0.6 0.0 44.5 71.7 1.2 1.5 3.1 0.3 12.5 3.6 8.1 1.7 2.4
2013-14 31 MEM 55 23.2 9.0 3.8 1.7 1.6 0.3 0.2 49.4 62.8 1.6 1.4 2.3 0.9 23.4 3.7 7.5 1.4 2.2
2014-15 32 MEM 37 25.3 8.0 3.7 1.5 2.0 0.5 0.1 47.6 72.5 1.3 1.4 2.3 0.5 27.8 3.3 6.9 1.4 1.9
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 29 26.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Tony Allen NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 1 19.0 4.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 40.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 5.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 5 22.2 6.6 2.4 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.2 46.4 85.7 1.4 0.8 1.6 0.6 33.3 2.6 5.6 1.2 1.4
Last 30 Days 13 24.8 8.2 3.2 1.0 2.1 0.8 0.2 47.4 77.8 1.2 1.3 1.8 0.6 37.5 3.5 7.3 1.1 1.4
Last 5 Games 5 22.2 6.6 2.4 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.2 46.4 85.7 1.4 0.8 1.6 0.6 33.3 2.6 5.6 1.2 1.4
Last 10 Games 10 25.5 8.9 3.1 0.9 1.9 0.7 0.3 51.4 92.3 1.3 1.1 2.0 0.8 37.5 3.7 7.2 1.2 1.3
Last 20 Games 20 25.4 8.4 3.5 1.4 2.0 0.7 0.2 47.2 81.1 1.4 1.4 2.1 0.5 33.3 3.4 7.1 1.5 1.9

 

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Tony Allen – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #3 Shooting Guard

1.  Jeff Green

2.  Tony Allen

3.  Vince Carter

Memphis Grizzlies

True Shooting Percentage

52.2%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Tony Allen has a true shooting percentage of 52.2%.

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Tony Allen NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 77 36.0 14.0 6.3 1.8 2.2 0.7 0.3 47.5 73.7 2.2 2.4 3.9 0.9 38.7 5.2 11.0 3.2 4.3
2005-06 23 51 36.0 13.6 4.1 2.5 1.9 0.7 0.4 47.1 74.6 2.5 1.2 2.9 1.3 32.4 4.7 10.1 3.7 4.9
2006-07 24 33 36.0 16.9 5.5 2.5 2.2 0.5 0.4 51.4 78.4 3.4 1.6 4.0 1.5 24.2 5.9 11.6 4.7 6.0
2007-08 25 75 36.0 13.0 4.4 3.0 1.6 0.6 0.5 43.4 76.2 2.9 0.9 3.5 1.5 31.6 4.4 10.2 3.6 4.7
2008-09 26 46 36.0 14.6 4.2 2.7 2.2 0.9 0.2 48.2 72.5 3.1 0.9 3.3 1.1 22.2 5.6 11.5 3.2 4.4
2009-10 27 54 36.0 13.3 5.9 2.9 2.4 0.8 0.0 51.0 60.5 2.7 2.1 3.8 0.2 0.0 5.2 10.2 2.9 4.8
2010-11 28 MEM 72 36.0 15.5 4.7 2.5 3.1 1.1 0.1 51.0 75.3 2.1 1.7 3.0 0.6 17.4 6.0 11.9 3.3 4.4
2011-12 29 MEM 58 36.0 13.4 5.5 1.9 2.5 0.8 0.2 46.9 80.0 2.2 2.3 3.2 0.6 30.8 5.0 10.6 3.3 4.1
2012-13 30 MEM 79 36.0 12.0 6.2 1.7 2.0 0.8 0.1 44.5 71.7 1.6 2.1 4.1 0.4 12.5 4.8 10.9 2.3 3.2
2013-14 31 MEM 55 36.0 13.9 5.9 2.6 2.5 0.5 0.3 49.4 62.8 2.5 2.2 3.6 1.3 23.4 5.7 11.6 2.1 3.4
2014-15 32 MEM 37 36.0 11.4 5.3 2.1 2.8 0.8 0.2 47.6 72.5 1.9 2.0 3.3 0.7 27.8 4.6 9.8 1.9 2.7
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 29 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Tony Allen NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 77 1262 492 221 64 76 24 12 47.5 73.7 77 85 136 31 38.7 184 387 112 152
2005-06 23 51 978 369 111 67 51 18 11 47.1 74.6 67 32 79 34 32.4 129 274 100 134
2006-07 24 33 805 379 124 56 49 12 8 51.4 78.4 75 35 89 33 24.2 133 259 105 134
2007-08 25 75 1373 494 168 114 62 21 18 43.4 76.2 109 34 134 57 31.6 169 389 138 181
2008-09 26 46 888 359 104 66 54 23 6 48.2 72.5 77 22 82 27 22.2 137 284 79 109
2009-10 27 54 891 330 145 72 59 19 0 51.0 60.5 66 52 93 5 0.0 129 253 72 119
2010-11 28 MEM 72 1494 643 193 104 129 44 4 51.0 75.3 86 70 123 23 17.4 251 492 137 182
2011-12 29 MEM 58 1525 568 233 79 104 33 8 46.9 80.0 94 98 135 26 30.8 210 448 140 175
2012-13 30 MEM 79 2109 705 363 98 119 44 3 44.5 71.7 94 121 242 24 12.5 284 638 134 187
2013-14 31 MEM 55 1278 495 208 94 90 19 11 49.4 62.8 90 79 129 47 23.4 204 413 76 121
2014-15 32 MEM 37 937 297 138 55 74 20 5 47.6 72.5 49 53 85 18 27.8 121 254 50 69
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 29 759 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
Preseason Projections 33 MEM 67 1743 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Tony Allen

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Tony Allen NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 77 16.4 54.2 49.1 10.8 12.9 0.8 7.2
2005-06 23 51 19.2 55.4 49.1 14.3 14.3 1.0 7.3
2006-07 24 33 24.4 59.6 52.9 12.5 16.7 0.7 11.8
2007-08 25 75 18.3 52.7 45.8 16.5 15.8 1.0 6.5
2008-09 26 46 19.3 54.1 49.3 13.9 16.2 0.9 7.7
2009-10 27 54 16.5 54.0 51.0 16.2 14.9 1.1 7.2
2010-11 28 MEM 72 20.8 56.2 51.4 13.6 11.3 1.2 10.3
2011-12 29 MEM 58 26.3 54.1 47.8 11.3 13.5 0.8 11.2
2012-13 30 MEM 79 26.7 48.9 44.7 10.7 10.3 1.0 10.5
2013-14 31 MEM 55 23.2 53.1 50.7 14.5 13.8 1.0 10.2
2014-15 32 MEM 37 25.3 52.2 48.6 14.2 12.6 1.1 10.4
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 29 26.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Tony Allen 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Jan 27 at DAL                                
Jan 26 ORL                                
Jan 24 PHI 19 4 0 2 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Jan 21 TOR 26 6 4 1 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Jan 19 DAL 17 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 3
Jan 17 POR 18 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Jan 16 at ORL 31 17 5 1 2 1 3 6 10 4 5 1 1 2 3 3
Jan 14 at BKN 25 13 4 0 2 1 1 6 9 1 1 0 2 2 2 2
Jan 11 PHO 41 12 6 2 2 1 1 5 11 2 2 0 0 2 4 1
Jan 9 at NOP 32 9 3 1 3 1 1 3 8 2 2 1 2 1 2 2
Jan 7 at ATL 21 8 4 1 1 0 2 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Jan 5 NYK 25 14 2 1 7 1 1 6 8 1 1 1 1 0 2 1
Jan 3 at DEN 23 6 2 1 3 2 1 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
Jan 2 at LAL 16 5 5 2 2 0 0 2 9 1 2 0 0 4 1 0
Dec 30 SAS 28 7 3 1 3 1 1 3 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 2
Dec 27 at MIA 21 10 2 2 2 0 3 3 5 4 5 0 0 0 2 5
Dec 26 HOU 26 10 3 6 2 1 1 4 11 2 2 0 1 2 1 6
Dec 22 UTA                                
Dec 21 at CLE                                
Dec 19 CHI                                
Dec 17 at SAS                                
Dec 16 GSW 21 2 7 2 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
Dec 13 at PHI 18 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Dec 12 CHA 46 9 10 0 2 0 6 2 6 5 5 0 0 3 7 5
Dec 9 DAL 31 13 0 2 2 0 0 5 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 2
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Dec 7 MIA 22 14 5 2 2 0 2 6 8 2 4 0 0 1 4 5
Dec 5 SAS 17 4 3 0 2 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
Dec 3 at HOU 15 10 1 0 2 2 4 4 7 2 2 0 1 1 0 2
Nov 30 at SAC 29 13 3 2 4 0 4 5 7 3 7 0 0 3 0 5
Nov 28 at POR 33 11 5 2 3 0 0 4 6 2 2 1 1 1 4 3
Nov 26 at LAL 15 4 3 3 1 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
Nov 23 LAC 20 12 5 1 0 1 1 4 9 4 4 0 1 3 2 3
Nov 21 BOS                                
Nov 19 at TOR                                
Nov 17 HOU 18 6 2 0 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Nov 15 DET 27 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
Nov 13 SAC 24 0 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
Nov 11 LAL 29 12 7 0 2 1 1 6 10 0 2 0 0 4 3 3
Nov 8 at MIL 24 7 2 3 2 0 1 3 9 1 1 0 0 0 2 3
Nov 7 at OKC 25 9 4 3 4 1 1 4 7 0 0 1 2 0 4 1
Nov 5 at PHO 23 9 3 1 0 0 1 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 4
Nov 3 NOP 30 12 11 2 0 0 2 4 8 4 8 0 1 3 8 5
Nov 1 at CHA 34 6 4 0 4 0 1 3 7 0 1 0 0 1 3 4
Oct 31 at IND 32 5 4 3 5 0 0 1 4 3 4 0 2 0 4 3
Oct 29 MIN 33 8 3 5 3 0 3 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 4

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Tony Allen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Allen (ankle) is a game-time decision Tuesday, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.

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Allen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

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Allen (ankle) will not play Monday against the Magic, Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com reports.

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Allen didn't participate in morning shootaround due to a sprained left ankle and is questionable for Monday's game against the Magic, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports reports.

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Allen will move to the bench against the Sixers on Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Allen (hamstring) scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and added five rebounds, one assist, two steals, and a block in 31 minutes against the Magic Friday.

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Allen (hamstring) is considered probable to play Friday against Orlando, Zachary Thomas of Three Shades of Blue reports.

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Allen (hamstring) scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with four rebounds and two steals in the win over the Nets on Wednesday. He played 25 minutes.

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Allen (hamstring) is considered probable to play Wednesday against the Nets, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

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Allen is averaging 2.2 steals per game this season after recording seven steals Monday night versus the Knicks.

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Allen (eye) returned from a four-game absence Friday against the Rockets. He started and scored 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-2 FT) and added three rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block in 26 minutes.

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Allen (eye) will return to the court Friday against the Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Allen continued to be among the league's best perimeter defenders last season, a valuable piece for fantasy teams in the steals category. He plays hard all over the court and brings the kind of energy that's contagious throughout a lineup. His shooting percentage (career 47.5 percent) suggests he's not an offensive cipher, but he is. As a jump shooter, Allen is abysmal, and that allows opponents to collapse inside where they double up Memphis' offensive threats, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. He'll start at shooting guard and impact games defensively, but his inability to be a threat offensively will cap his playing time.

2012-13

Allen is among the top perimeter defenders in the game and was recognized as such in 2011-12, winning NBA All-Defensive First-Team honors. From a fantasy perspective, he can easily get overlooked because he doesnít fit the mold of the prototypical scoring two-guard (just 9.8 points per game last season), nor does he rack up gaudy assist numbers (1.4 per game). As one might expect of an All-Defensive team guard, Allen was among the league leaders in steals per game with 1.8 while adding a quality 4.0 boards per game. More understated was his impressive 46.9 percent shooting percentage. While that percentage is an unusually high number for a two-guard, it was actually a step back for Allen, who has shot 48.2 percent for his career and shot 51.0 percent in both of the previous two seasons. The most optimal approach for your fantasy roster would probably be to pair Allen with more of a scoring threat at shooting guard, combining to produce elite numbers at the position. Of course, if you pair Allen with another guard and their teams happen to be playing each other that night, just note that you may want to insert Allen in your lineup in that situation, since heís almost certain to shut down his counterpart defensively.

2011-12

Allenís defense-first style proved to be a better fit in Memphis than O.J. Mayoís offense, and Allen finished the season as the starting two-guard, averaging 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.1 three-pointers, 2.3 steals, 0.9 blocks, and 1.4 turnovers in 29 minutes over 30 starts. Although most of his counting stats are altogether unimpressive, Allenís shooting efficiency (54 percent) from the field and contributions defensively in the steals and blocks categories made him a surprisingly significant player to own in fantasy last season. Heís on the books with the Grizzlies for the next two seasons at a modest price, and the team has long been rumored to be seeking to deal Mayo. Either way, Allen seems to have the lock on the starting shooting guard position after he helped the Grizzlies defeat the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Grab Allen at the later parts of your draft if youíre in need of steals and some unconventional help in the blocks category.

2010-11

Ankle injuries limited Allen to 54 games in 2009-10, and his poor play upon his return relegated him to the back of the guard rotation for a time. He only played 16.5 minutes per game last year, which was his lowest average since his rookie season. The Grizzlies singed Allen to bolster their thin bench and provide some defensive energy. Those responsibilities appear to be extremely apt for his talents, and he probably wonít take on a bigger role without an injury elsewhere on the roster.

2009-10

Allen will be hurt the most by the addition of Daniels to the backcourt rotation. His best asset is on the defensive end of the court, although a decrease in minutes this season will mean each possession becomes more crucial for him to demonstrate his value to the team and not fantasy owners.

2008-09

Coming off a major knee injury, Allen was slow to recover last season. Combine that with a team suddenly loaded with talent, and his minutes took a big hit as a result. Still, during the season before last, he recorded 1.5 spg while playing just 24:23 mpg, revealing some upside. Allen re-signed with Boston during the offseason, and with James Posey now out of town, heíll be a much bigger part of the teamís rotation this year, especially since they need his defense. One more year removed from the knee injury, heís a sleeper.

2007-08

Allen was well on his way to winning a key rotation role as a Doc Rivers favorite and Boston's best (only?) perimeter defender when an ACL tear cut his season short. This year, Celtic management is placing a lot of faith in Allen's ability to run the offense as a backup to Rajon Rondo at the point, to recover from that torn-up knee and to keep out of trouble off the court. If Allen can do those three things, he might emerge as a valuable bench player in the NBA and in fantasy this season.

2005-06

Allen clearly has some questions to answer this season. The second-year defensive guru is coming back from an offseason knee procedure that was not done until mid-September and will cause Allen to miss all of training camp. Not to mention, he was named in a shooting outside of a Chicago (Ill.) nightclub in August, that left two people injured. Other than that, Allen played well in Bostonís summer league, scoring 16.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 28.2 minutes per game in the Las Vegas Invitational. Coach Doc Rivers had increased the Oklahoma State standoutsí minutes to 18.8 in the second half of last season and clearly hoped Allen would become prominent in his off-guard/small-forward rotation with Ricky Davis and Paul Pierce. Thatís pretty much all off the board now, however. It would be unreasonable to expect much from Allen this season.

2003-04

Allen is a good athlete who likes to slash to the rim. He's one of the best defenders in the country. Allen needs a lot of work on his free throw shooting and outside shooting to be effective in the NBA. Look for him to be a early second rounder in the draft.