Tony Allen Suspended By Grizzlies: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

March 3rd, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

Memphis Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen has been suspended for Tuesday's game against the Utah Jazz because of a violation of team rules.

ESPN's Chris Vernon reported the news of Allen's punishment mere hours before tipoff:

Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal provided a more detailed explanation, citing Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger:

Allen is a defensive specialist who could have done a number on Utah star Gordon Hayward or any of the Jazz's other dynamic perimeter players such as Trey Burke.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Aaron Falk weighed in on what Allen's suspension means for the immediate future, referencing the absences of Zach Randolph and Beno Udrih:

With a 23-6 mark at FedExForum on the season, Memphis shouldn't be too worried about Allen's temporary absence as it prepares to face a Jazz squad that has a 10-19 road record.

This disciplinary action is more like a slap on the wrist for whatever Grizzlies policy Allen violated. Nevertheless, every game down the stretch means something. Memphis can't afford to slip up at all in the stacked ...

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