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2015-2016 Memphis Grizzlies Player Reviews: Tony Allen

There were numerous ups and downs this year for Tony Allen, who played 64 games in the regular season. When needed, Tony proved to be an experienced veteran leader. But during the playoffs he was unable to deliver enough to make a big impact. How was this year overall for the Grindfather? Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies Shooting Guard Overview: Tony Allen, AKA "The Grindfather," is beloved by the entire city of Memphis. He started the philosophy of grit n' grind, and his tenacity on the defensive end has earned him multiple honors in his career. This year, Allen was presented with many...

Tony Allen Steal Leads To JaMychal Green Hammer!

TA to Green for the transition slam. After Boris Diaw lost he ball, Tony Allen grabbed the steal and found an open JaMychal Green for the slam dunk. On the night, Green has 6 points so far. Also, Tony Allen has 6 points and 1 steal. The Grizzlies need more hustle plays like this to stand a chance against the San Antonio Spurs:

The Grindfather Drains The Three!

Despite some injuries, Tony Allen decided to give it a try tonight. And he has definitely contributed so far. At halftime, Tony Allen is 2-4 from the field for 5 points, including this shot from beyond the arc. Thanks to a timely pass from Vince Carter, Allen was open to sink the three pointer. Allen is not known for his outside shooting abilities, so seeing this is always a positive sight, especially since Tony is dealing with some injuries.

GBB Awards: The"First Team All Defense" Defensive Player of the Year

And the winner is..... The "First Team All Defense" Defensive Player of the Year ***Tony Allen- 80%*** Marc Gasol- 20% TA wins the best defender for the Grizzlies for the second straight year Here's what we said: Joe Mullinax: Marc Gasol and Matt Barnes get honorable mention, but Memphis' defense thrives when TA is cooking. Jonah Jordan: Tony Allen is still a force when somewhat healthy. Corban Ford: Tony Allen slipped a little bit this season, but he is still the go to defender and does a good job at it when fully healthy Wes George: Tony Allen, distinguished professor of grind...

Tony Allen Will Not Play Vs The Clippers (Update: Vince Carter to Start)

At least Chris Paul's face is safe for tonight. According to Rob Fischer, Dave Joerger announced that Tony Allen will not play tonight after suffering a hamstring injury last week. Injury Update- Tony Allen is OUT for @memgrizz tonight with left hamstring soreness. — Rob Fischer (@thefishnation) April 13, 2016 Allen missed the game on Saturday against Golden State.  Lance Stephenson started in his place, but it will be interesting to see if new Grizzly Xavier Munford will get some extra run and maybe the nod in the starting lineup. UPDATE Vince Carter will start in his...

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