The Jazz overcame their slow start, but a playoff misstep revealed how much work there is left to do
October 16, 2019, 10:46 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen started again on Wednesday night but came away with just six points and four assists on 1-of-5 shooting.
There's been some momentum behind Allen starting on opening night but he was vastly outplayed by Dillon Brooks in this one, and Memphis was resting Ja Morant and Jae Crowder. Even if Allen earns a starting gig he's only a late-round option in deeper leagues, but he can definitely be added to all watch lists.
October 16, 2019, 9:28 amGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen has helped himself since joining the Grizzlies and he seems like a sure thing to be in the opening night rotation, and just maybe in the starting lineup.
If the development of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. is the most important item on the Grizzlies’ agenda during this season, a secondary goal will be finding this duo some running mates. On their expanded 17-man roster, the Grizzlies have seven wing players who are each under age 25, with none of them established as quality contributors. Preseason has generally gone pretty well for Allen, but the key for him above all else will probably be his 3-point shooting, where his high-volume style fits the coaching staff’s “let it fly” mantra. One thing is certain, there will be plenty of minutes available for the young core in Memphis this year and it remains to be seen who emerges with fantasy value.
Source: Daily Memphian
October 14, 2019, 7:48 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen will start at shooting guard on Monday vs. the Hornets.
It's worth paying some attention to Allen, since the presumed starting shooting guard, Dillon Brooks, has never been on very solid ground. The rebuilding Grizzlies would be wise to give Allen a heavy dose of minutes in their three remaining preseason games and probably in the regular season as well.
Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 10:57 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen had a nice line, posting 18 points (6-of-14 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, two 3-pointers and three blocks in 6 minutes in a victory on Tuesday.
Memphis could be a bit thin on the wing this season, and Allen has shown that he can fill it up. If Jae Crowder (15 points in 23 minutes in this one) gets traded and/or Dillon Brooks (2-for-13 from the field) continues to underwhelm, there's a shot that the rebuilding Grizzlies give Allen some quality minutes later in the season. He's a watch-list guy for sure.
October 6, 2019, 8:06 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen had a strong showing against Maccabi Haifa on Sunday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers, three assists and three rounds.
This was a nice performance for Allen in 23 minutes of action as the Grizzlies crushed Maccabi Haifa 123-88. If he shoots well he could earn himself a nice role on a rebuilding Grizzlies roster that is bound to lose plenty of games this season.
July 15, 2019, 10:48 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting while adding five rebounds and an assist on Monday.
Allen still wasn't all that great in this one and if we're being honest, he hasn't shown much to prove himself to be a rotational player. The Grizzlies could still give him a spot on the team to start the regular season, but nothing has stood out from Allen as his saving grace would have been shooting, but tonight he went 0-for-3 from deep.
July 12, 2019, 12:49 amGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen scored three points on 1-of-8 shooting with a 3-pointer, two rebounds and four assists before being ejected in Thursday's 87-113 blowout loss to the Celtics.
He got in a scuffle with Grant Williams and clearly shoved him which resulted in an ejection. Allen is a guy with some potential as a shooter, but his antics have followed him throughout his career at Duke and it looks like it hasn't stopped. The Grizzlies are in full rebuild right now so there's ample opportunity for him to prove himself, as long as he can stay on the court.
July 10, 2019, 11:22 amGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Guard Grayson Allen looks forward to finding his role with a young Memphis team.
The Grizzlies' shooting guard spot appears up for grabs among a group of young players. Third-year guard Dillon Brooks started 74 games as a rookie in 2017-18, but he missed 64 games because of injuries last season. Memphis also acquired Josh Jackson in a trade with the Suns and then there is Allen. He is the least-experienced of the trio and appeared in just 38 NBA games as a rookie, but he now has a fresh start with a rebuilding team and the opportunity will be there for him.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
July 6, 2019, 2:46 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is now officially a member of the Utah Jazz in a trade involving Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and 23rd pick Darius Bazley.
The Grizzlies will also acquire a future protected first-round pick. Korver will be involved in another to the Suns while Crower, Allen and Bazley should stay for the Memphis rebuild. Conley will form a dynamic backcourt with Donovan Mitchell while Grizzlies owner Robert Parra issued a statement that the team will one day hang Conley's jersey in the rafters after spending 12 memorable seasons with them.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
June 19, 2019, 1:24 pmGrayson AllenG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen is part of Wednesday's Mike Conley trade and will be headed to the Grizzlies when the deal is completed.
Allen only appeared in 37 games for the Jazz, though he did end up dropping 40 points in the season finale when Utah rested most of its players. On a rebuilding team, Allen is a lock to play more, but whether he becomes more than a deep-league points and threes guy is up for debate.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:40 amGrayson AllenG, Utah Jazz
Grayson Allen set multiple career-highs in a start for the Jazz on Wednesday, taking advantage of the opportunity to end up with 40 points on 11-of-30 shooting (five 3s), adding seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.
Wow. Talk about ending things with a bang. That's exactly what Allen did. Donovan Mitchell sat his one out with thoracic spasms, so the team looked to Allen to deliver on offense. This game serves as an obvious high point to what was otherwise a nondescript rookie campaign for Allen, who wound up just appearing in 37 games due to the lingering effects of a nasty right ankle sprain he suffered on Christmas Eve. Still, the final takeaway here is that Allen has showcased his potential and is a sophomore to watch in 2019-20.
April 5, 2019, 11:52 pmGrayson AllenG, Utah Jazz
Grayson Allen scored 23 points off the bench in Friday's blowout win against the Kings.
Allen hit 10-of-14 shots with three treys, two assists, one steal, one block, six turnovers, five fouls and he slid underneath De'Aaron Fox's jumper to put him out of the game. It's possible he gets some silly season run.
February 26, 2019, 11:11 amGrayson AllenG, Utah Jazz
Grayson Allen was sent down to the Jazz’s G League affiliate on Monday.
The rookie from Duke is shooting just 31.2 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from deep. He’s totaled just 11 rebounds and 17 assists through 276 minutes of action while he ranks 486th of 490 players in Real Plus-Minus, with a negative-5.49 rating. He is only a stash in dynasty leagues.
Source: Jazz PR on Twitter
January 31, 2019, 1:02 amGrayson AllenG, Utah Jazz
Grayson Allen put up 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting in 17 minutes of action in a loss to the Blazers on Wednesday.
He saw 17 minutes due to the massive difference in the score all game long, but it was nice to see him get some court time. Leave him on the wire.