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2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

6.6

REB

4.8

AST

0.9

STL

1.6

BLK

0.3

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Allen averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 26 minutes per game during 63 regular season contests in 2014-15, missing time due to hamstring, ankle, and eye ailments. Oddly enough, he averaged one more minute per game in 22 regular seas...

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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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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 63 26.2 8.6 4.4 1.4 2.0 0.5 0.2 49.5 62.7 1.4 1.6 2.8 0.5 34.5 3.6 7.2 1.3 2.0
2015-16 33 MEM 46 24.7 6.6 4.8 0.9 1.6 0.3 0.2 42.7 59.3 0.9 1.6 3.2 0.6 40.7 2.7 6.3 1.0 1.8
Rest Of Season Projections 34 MEM 27 29.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
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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 4 23.8 5.3 5.0 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.5 57.1 37.5 0.5 1.0 4.0 0.5 100.0 2.0 3.5 0.8 2.0
Last 14 Days 7 26.0 6.9 5.6 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.3 47.2 70.6 0.3 0.9 4.7 0.4 66.7 2.4 5.1 1.7 2.4
Last 30 Days 12 28.6 7.4 6.6 0.9 1.6 0.2 0.3 45.2 67.9 1.0 1.8 4.8 0.6 57.1 2.8 6.1 1.6 2.3
Last 5 Games 5 25.4 4.6 5.4 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.4 47.4 37.5 0.4 0.8 4.6 0.4 100.0 1.8 3.8 0.6 1.6
Last 10 Games 10 27.9 7.0 6.5 0.6 1.3 0.2 0.2 45.6 66.7 0.6 1.5 5.0 0.3 66.7 2.6 5.7 1.6 2.4
Last 20 Games 20 29.4 7.9 6.4 0.9 1.8 0.3 0.4 47.2 66.7 0.9 1.9 4.5 0.5 70.0 3.0 6.4 1.5 2.3

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Tony Allen
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 10 @BKN 20 6 6 2 2 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
2016-2Feb 8 POR 39 8 7 0 1 0 0 3 4 1 4 1 1 1 6 3
2016-2Feb 6 DAL 17 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
2016-2Feb 5 @NYK 19 7 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 2 4 1 1 0 3 0
2016-2Feb 1 @NOP 32 2 7 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 6
2016-1Jan 30 SAC 27 12 5 0 2 0 0 3 8 6 6 0 0 0 5 3
2016-1Jan 28 MIL 28 13 7 0 0 1 0 5 9 3 3 0 1 2 5 3
2016-1Jan 25 ORL 40 9 12 1 4 0 1 4 9 1 3 0 0 4 8 4
2016-1Jan 23 @MIN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 21 @DEN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 18 NOP 24 6 5 1 2 0 1 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 4
2016-1Jan 16 NYK 33 7 9 1 1 0 2 3 7 1 2 0 0 3 6 3
2016-1Jan 14 DET 32 2 7 1 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
2016-1Jan 12 HOU 32 17 7 4 2 0 4 6 12 3 4 2 4 4 3 5
2016-1Jan 10 BOS 32 15 10 0 2 1 2 5 9 4 6 1 1 4 6 4
2016-1Jan 8 DEN 38 10 9 1 3 1 0 4 5 2 3 0 0 2 7 4
2016-1Jan 6 @OKC 29 8 5 2 3 0 1 3 5 2 3 0 0 1 4 4
2016-1Jan 4 @POR 27 8 4 1 1 0 1 3 8 1 2 1 1 3 1 2
2016-1Jan 2 @UTA 36 13 8 2 3 0 0 5 9 2 3 1 1 1 7 4
2015-12Dec 29 MIA 36 6 7 0 2 1 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 5 2 3
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2015-12Dec 27 LAL 19 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2015-12Dec 26 @CHA 28 4 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 5
2015-12Dec 23 @WAS 22 5 3 1 2 1 3 1 2 3 8 0 0 1 2 3
2015-12Dec 22 @PHI 17 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 4 0 1 1 2 1
2015-12Dec 19 IND Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 @DAL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 16 @CHI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 14 WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 13 @MIA Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 11 CHA 30 10 3 1 1 1 2 5 11 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
2015-12Dec 9 @DET 22 4 6 1 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 4 2
2015-12Dec 8 OKC 14 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2015-12Dec 6 PHO 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015-12Dec 3 SAS 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2015-12Dec 1 @NOP 15 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 3
2015-11Nov 29 PHI 19 8 4 0 2 0 0 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 4 2
2015-11Nov 27 ATL 20 6 2 2 2 0 1 3 9 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
2015-11Nov 25 @HOU 28 10 5 1 2 1 2 5 10 0 0 0 0 2 3 3
2015-11Nov 24 DAL 31 11 4 1 2 0 1 2 5 6 8 1 2 0 4 1
2015-11Nov 21 @SAS 12 6 2 0 1 0 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2015-11Nov 20 HOU 15 8 3 2 1 0 0 3 7 1 2 1 1 0 3 4
2015-11Nov 16 OKC 27 6 1 2 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
2015-11Nov 15 @MIN 23 8 1 1 2 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
2015-11Nov 13 POR 25 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 0 3 4 3
2015-11Nov 11 GSW 24 15 4 0 1 1 0 5 7 4 4 1 2 3 1 2
2015-11Nov 9 @LAC 26 6 3 1 2 0 2 3 6 0 2 0 0 2 1 3
2015-11Nov 7 @UTA 24 5 7 0 3 0 1 2 7 1 2 0 0 3 4 4
2015-11Nov 5 @POR 24 6 1 1 0 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
2015-11Nov 3 @SAC 20 5 4 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 4
2015-11Nov 2 @GSW 12 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 3
2015-10Oct 31 BKN 29 6 7 2 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 1 1 6 4
2015-10Oct 29 @IND 22 9 7 0 4 0 1 4 11 1 2 0 1 4 3 5
2015-10Oct 28 CLE 23 6 7 2 2 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
Tony Allen Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Tony Allen – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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1.  Tony Allen

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True Shooting Percentage

47.1%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Tony Allen has a true shooting percentage of 47.1%.

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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 63 36.0 11.8 6.1 1.9 2.8 0.7 0.2 49.5 62.7 1.9 2.3 3.9 0.6 34.5 4.9 9.9 1.7 2.8
2015-16 33 MEM 46 36.0 9.6 7.0 1.3 2.3 0.4 0.3 42.7 59.3 1.4 2.3 4.7 0.9 40.7 3.9 9.1 1.5 2.6
Rest Of Season Projections 34 MEM 27 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
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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 63 1648 539 280 86 129 30 10 49.5 62.7 86 103 177 29 34.5 225 455 79 126
2015-16 33 MEM 46 1138 305 221 42 73 12 11 42.7 59.3 43 73 148 27 40.7 123 288 48 81
Rest Of Season Projections 34 MEM 27 793 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
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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 63 26.2 52.8 50.5 12.6 12.6 1.0 11.1
2015-16 33 MEM 46 24.7 47.1 44.6 10.3 10.5 1.0 9.0
Rest Of Season Projections 34 MEM 27 29.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tony Allen
Preseason Projections 34 MEM 62 24.6 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Tony Allen

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

Allen pitched in 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and a block over 28 minutes in Thursday's 103-83 victory over the Bucks.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) contributed nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 FT), 12 rebounds, four steals, and one assist in 40 minutes during the Grizzlies' 108-102 overtime win against the Magic on Monday.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) will start Monday versus the Magic, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) will play in Monday's game against the Magic.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) is now being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Magic, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) participated in shootaround Monday and will be a game-time decision for later in the evening against Magic, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) won't take the court Saturday against the Timberwolves, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Allen (knee) will try to play Saturday against the Timberwolves, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) is questionable to play in Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Allen (knee, hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Nuggets, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Allen is dealing with some soreness in his left knee and hamstring and is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Allen recorded six points (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 24 minutes during the Grizzlies' 101-99 win against the Pelicans on Monday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

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 game, and 63 percent from the free-throw line on 2.2 attempts per game. In seven playoff games versus the Thunder, Allen averaged 12.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 33 minutes per game. He shot the ball 49 percent from the field on 10.3 attempts per game, missed all seven of his three-point attempts, and converted 73 percent of his free throws on 2.5 attempts per game. Allen missed time with various injuries (hip, hand) in the regular season but had an excellent showing in the playoffs. He's proven himself to be one of the league's top perimeter stoppers, and whether he starts or not, he's likely to see ample time at both the shooting guard and small forward spots. Despite being only 6-4, he's displayed the ability to defend taller and longer forwards, as evidenced by his first-round matchup with Kevin Durant. Still, Allen's inconsistency as an outside shooter and scorer hasn't helped him solidify must-own status in fantasy outside of the deepest leagues.

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.