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Allen is dealing with left ankle soreness and has been ruled out for Friday's preseason finale against the Grizzlies.

RotoWire

Oct 12 - 2:58 PM

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Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday. It's just soreness, so he should be OK for the opener. This game is in Memphis and owner Robert Pera announced today that the team will retire The Grindfather's No. 9 jersey at some point in the future. This year, the Pelicans will likely limit his minutes at times, so it's tough to use him in fantasy even if he starts.

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Tony Allen made his Pelicans debut on Sunday with two points, one turnover and no other stats to his credit in 10 minutes. The Pelicans added the 35-year-old defensive specialist to solidify their wing rotation, but they're not going to over-work him, especially in the preseason. Rajon Rondo's core-muscle injury creates even more question marks for coach Alvin Gentry's rotation, but no matter what happens Allen is just a steals specialist.

Oct 08 - 9:58 PM

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Tony Allen acknowledged that his minutes would likely fluctuate this season in New Orleans. Allen started the vast majority of games he played in over the last five years with the Grizzlies but realizes that won't be the case with the Pelicans. "I'm going to be put in situations or lineups where some days I might start, some days I might play five minutes," Allen said. "It's just being ready to do whatever it takes for the team to win ball games." With Solomon Hill (hamstring) sidelined, the Pels needs Allen's defense, but he can still be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.

Tony Allen    G/F  Grizzlies

 

 

Pelicans sign G/F Tony Allen. Sure, the Pelicans need shooting, but they are desperate for perimeter defense. Allen has picked up plenty of starts at small forward over his last three years, so he could get some starts there while Solomon Hill (hamstring) is on the shelf. Allen still isn't worth drafting in most leagues.

Sep 15 - 6:11 PM

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Allen is finalizing a one-year deal with the Pelicans, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

RotoWire

Sep 11 - 5:48 PM

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Tony Allen is in the process of finalizing a one-year deal with the Pelicans, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Allen might be able to start at small forward with how thin the Pelicans are there, but even if he comes off the bench, he should still see a decent amount of minutes on the wings in New Orleans. That being said, Allen can't be viewed as anything more than a steals specialist in deep leagues.

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Free agent G/F Tony Allen is still being pursued by the Wolves. The Wolves have also been linked to Dante Cunningham and Shabazz Muhammad, but barring a roster move, the best they can offer is a minimum deal. Allen is getting up in there in age at 35, but he's still one of the league's best perimeter defenders and coach Tom Thibodeau would certainly find a use for him in his second unit.

Star Tribune

Sep 07 - 9:44 AM

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The Clippers and Timberwolves have expressed interest in Tony Allen. Allen is 35 but still performed at a high level on the defensive end of the floor last season, leading the NBA in steal percentage (3.1). Also, Allen led all guards in offensive rebounds (166) and offensive rebounds per game (2.3). He has previously played for Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau. We shall see if he reunites with one of them.

Tim MacMahon on Twitter

Jul 13 - 9:46 AM

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The Clippers have "engaged" the Grizzlies for a possible sign-and-trade deal involving Tony Allen, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge. After losing Zach Randolph to Sacramento, losing Allen would have quite the impact on the Grizzlies' identity. Allen is 35 years old and he's missed at least 11 games in each of the last four seasons, so he wouldn't get more than around 25 minutes per game. Clippers coach Doc Rivers does have some experience with TA in Boston.
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