Tony Allen

Tony Allen (MEM) “Grindfather” ad

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gries Shooting Guard: 6’4, 213 lbs; 13th year, Oklahoma State

NBA Role: elite perimeter defender Hybrid

1ST-TEAM ALL-DEFENSE! Tony Allen (rightfully) uses every chance he can to shout it to the heavens; an “in your air space” ball hawk dreaded by elite scorers, you best rest up if TA & the Grizz are next on the docket; stands at 6’4, weighs close to 215…but when you watch Allen dig in deep & play defense, you never get the sense he’s at any sort of disadvantage – great hands (strips taller players), excellent defensive base (quick, lateral movements will lead you to believe Allen’s in his twenties); on offense, TA’s found what he’s good at: slashing – times cuts well off post-ups from Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol – sneaks around the baseline for easy reverse layups; liability as a shooter, you can hide your worst defender on Allen & (sometimes) get away with it; seems to get more and more intense in pursuit of another NBA title – brings a ‘rabid dog’ mentality to every contest – perfect vet for David Fizdale

Signature Sequence: steal, open-court finish

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 78                    


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 8.2 points/game, 3.6 rebounds/game, 48% FG
  • NBA Champion (2008) LOB
  • 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team (’12, ’13, ’15)