- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 198 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/8/1995 (24)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen will jump into the starting five for Monday's preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets. Dillon Brooks normally starts, but head coach Taylor Jenkins is making a switch here. Allen has played well as the sixth man in the preseason, but we'll see how he plays in the starting five. Fantasy owners should keep their eyes on this as Allen could be a late round steal.
The Memphis Grizzlies have finally traded their long-time point guard, Mike Conley, sending him to Utah in exchange for Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korverand a pair of first-round picks. Allen is the big headliner of the deal for the Grizzlies, as the other two players are likely to play smaller roles or, in Korver's case, possibly no role in Memphis. But Allen, a first round pick last year, was a strong college player at Duke, and while he struggled from deep last year, shooting just 32.3 percent from three on 2.6 attempts per game, he was a strong shooter coming into the league. Memphis will hope he regains that, and as the team enters a full rebuild, Allen should get plenty of run off the bench to prove it. He's a rising fantasy option, though that's mostly because he had virtually no value on a Jazz team that was looking to win now.
Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen had an out-of-body experience on Wednesday when he lit up Clippers for 40 points in the overtime loss. Allen connected on 11 of 30 shooting from the floor and 13 of 14 from the line while adding five triples with seven rebounds and four assists to round out his line. Donovan Mitchell (rest) sat this one out, so it became the young guard's show in the meaningless season finale. Allen could be someone to keep an eye when the playoffs begin as a sneaky DFS play after a game like this.