Grayson Allen
Grayson Allen
25-Year-Old GuardG
Memphis Grizzlies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A prolific three-point shooter during his productive college career at Duke, Allen wasn't able to translate much of that long-distance success to the professional level during his rookie 2018-19 campaign in Utah. However, a move to the Grizzlies after just one year led to an appreciable bump in opportunities for Allen, who became a solid component of the backcourt rotation and considerably improved his efficiency from all over the court. Allen boosted his shooting percentage to 46.6 from a rookie-season figure of 37.6, and he improved his success rate from distance to an impressive 40.4 percent after draining just 32.3 percent of his three-point tries during his rookie season. Allen also was more of a presence as a rebounder (2.2 RPG) and facilitator (1.4 APG), and while his usage rate was a modest 17.1 percent, the second-year sharpshooter did put up a solid 12.6 attempts per 36 minutes. Looking ahead to the coming campaign, Allen projects to open the season in a very similar role to that which he wrapped up 2019-20 in, filling a backup two-guard role behind Dillon Brooks and approximating the 18.9 minutes per game he averaged over 38 contests. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Jazz in July of 2018. Traded to the Grizzlies in July of 2019. Grizzlies exercised $2.55 million team option for 2020-21 in October of 2019. Grizzlies exercised $4.05 million team option for 2021-22 in December of 2020.
Personal Bio

Allen was born in 1995 in Jacksonville, Florida. In high school at Providence School of Jacksonville, he graduated cum laude, helping lead the team to a 90-10 record with one state title and two state semifinal appearances. In 2014, he was named a McDonald's All-American and won the slam dunk contest at the Powerade Jam Fest. He was also selected for the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic. Allen was named a First Coast All-Star Scholar-Athlete in 2014. At Duke, he was one of only three graduates to receive All-ACC Academic honors all four years, joining Quin Synder and Amile Jefferson. Learn more about Allen on Twitter and Instagram (@graysonjallen).

College/International Summary

Allen was one of five Duke players in history with 1,900 or more points, 400 or more rebounds and 400 or more assists in his four years. He was named to the 2017-18 All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team. Allen led Duke in three-pointers (2.8) and steals (1.7) per game in his senior year (2017-18). The Jacksonville, Florida native was second on the Blue Devils in points per game (15.5). As a junior, Allen led the Blue Devils in assists (3.5) and was named to the 2017 All-ACC Tournament team after they won the tournament title. In his freshman year, Allen helped Duke win the 2015 NCAA Tournament title and was named to the All-Tournament team. He scored 16 points in the title-clinching win over Wisconsin and averaged 12.5 points per contest during the NCAA tournament. Allen was selected by the Jazz in the first round (21st overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft.

Disastrous night in Game 2 loss
GMemphis Grizzlies
May 27, 2021
Allen finished scoreless (0-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with three rebounds in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to Utah.
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A first-round pick of the Jazz in 2018, Allen struggled to settle in against his former team and finished as a game-worst minus-23 in 19 minutes of action. Allen missed all six of his attempts from the field, including a pair of key three-pointers on a night when Memphis hit just eight threes as a team. For most of the season, Allen has shared minutes with Desmond Bane (24 minutes in Game 2) and De'Anthony Melton (17), and that will likely continue to be the case for the duration of Round 1.
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2020

Allen appeared in 50 games during the 2020-21 regular season for the Grizzlies, and he also featured in two play-in tournament games and five postseason contests against the Utah Jazz. However, his role changed as the season progressed. While he started regularly during the regular season, he came off the bench in all seven of his postseason contests. Allen's best game of the season came on April 7 in a road win over the Hawks, where he finished with 30 points, four rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes. That was the only time he reached the 30-minute plateau, though Allen scored at least 20 points in eight different games. His most productive stretch came on a four-game span between April 14 and April 19, where he averaged 21.0 points per game while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range. Other season-high marks for Allen included eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks (twice). The former Duke standout averaged a career-high 10.6 points per game during the regular season. He also recorded career-best figures in rebounds (3.2), assists (2.2) and steals (0.9) per game, and he also made a career-high 86.8 percent of his free throws. Allen also shot 41.8 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three-point range. The three-year pro appeared in all seven postseason games for Memphis and averaged 6.3 points and 2.4 rebounds across 20.9 minutes per game. His best game during the playoff came on May 29, when he finished with 17 points across 30 minutes off the bench against the Utah Jazz.

2019

Allen appeared in 38 games for the Grizzlies during the 2019-20 season -- his second in the league. The Duke product set career highs essentially across the board, averaging 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.9 minutes. He also shot 46.6 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from three and 86.7 percent from the free-throw line. During the fourth game of the season, Oct. 29 against the Lakers, Allen had his first of 16 double-digit scoring outings of the season. In that contest, he played 21 minutes and recorded 13 points, five rebounds, a season-high two steals and one assist. On Dec. 4 against the Bulls, Allen set a season-high seven rebounds in 25 minutes. He set a season-high four assists during a win over the Rockets on Jan. 14. Following the league's hiatus due to COVID-19, the Grizzlies were one of 22 teams invited to participate in the restart in the Orlando bubble. Allen saw his role increase substantially and, in seeding play, he averaged 13.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 48.0 percent from three and 90.0 percent from the charity stripe. During those seeding games, the 6-foot-4 guard scored a season-high 20 points on two separate occasions. The better of those performances was Aug. 5 against the Jazz, where he shot 7-of-10 from the field and 6-of-8 from three while also racking up two rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.

2018

After being selected with the 21st pick in the NBA draft, Allen joined the Utah Jazz. He played in 38 games and made two starts during the season. Allen averaged 5.6 points per game during his rookie campaign. He scored a career-high 30 points against the Clippers on Apr. 10. The same game also saw him set highs for rebounds (seven), made three-point field goals (five), made field goals (11) and minutes played (40:43). Allen finished with double digit points in four other games. As a rookie, he spent time in the G-League with the Salt Lake City Stars. At that level, he scored 16.3 points per game and made 12 starts. In the postseason, Allen played in two games in the series against the Houston Rockets. And in the second game, he went on to notch nine points.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 2, 2018
    Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Utah Jazz
  • July 6, 2019
    Traded by the Utah Jazz with Darius Bazley, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and a 2020 1st round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Mike Conley.
  • December 16, 2020
    Grizzlies exercised $4.05 million team option for 2021-22.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 21st overall pick in the 2018 Draft by the Jazz, Allen got some NBA run last year. He appeared in 38 games, seeing 11.0 minutes per contest and averaging 5.6 points on 4.7 shots. From a role perspective, he was more instrumental as a G League player. Across 12 appearances (all starts) with the Salt Lake City Stars, Allen averaged 16.3 points (46.7 FG%, 41.0 3P%, 73.5 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steal across 30.6 minutes. He was dealt to Memphis as part of the Mike Conley trade in early July, and Allen opted to get some early run in with the Grizzlies by participating in 2019 Summer League. He struggled, however, averaging just 9.8 points on 10.2 shots, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.6 minutes. Considering the rebuilding status of Memphis, Allen should have plenty of opportunities to make mistakes on the court, but he'll still have to beat out the likes of Dillon Brooks, Josh Jackson, De'Anthony Melton and Kyle Anderson for consistent run. As a result, Allen makes for a risky fantasy selection in all formats, including dynasty.
Allen broke out during his sophomore year at Duke, when he made the AP All-American Third Team on the back of 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Though he couldn't reach similar production over his next two seasons, Allen still impressed enough to be taken 21st overall by the Jazz. During summer league, he showed off versatility, averaging 13.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 23.9 minutes. That said, he struggled to create his own shot, and managed to hit just 30.2 percent of his looks overall and 22.7 percent of his threes. Still, he projects as a quality three-point shooter, hitting 41.7 percent of his threes during his sophomore campaign at Duke and holding a career mark of 38 percent. Looking ahead towards his rookie year, Allen could have the opportunity to play rotational minutes on the wing behind starters Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles, though Allen may be a bit undersized at small forward at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds. But, his athleticism and physical, chippy defensive play could help him hold his own at the position if necessary.
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Minimal role in return
GMemphis Grizzlies
May 20, 2021
Allen (abdomen) played five minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 100-96 win over the Spurs in the Western Conference play-in tournament, finishing with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one turnover and no other statistics.
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Good to go vs. Spurs
GMemphis Grizzlies
May 19, 2021
Allen (abdomen) is available for Wednesday's play-in game against the Spurs.
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Questionable for Wednesday
GMemphis Grizzlies
Abdomen
May 18, 2021
Allen (abdomen) is questionable for Wednesday's play-in game against the Spurs.
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Considered week-to-week
GMemphis Grizzlies
Abdomen
May 10, 2021
Allen (abdomen) is considered week-to-week with an abdominal strain and the team will provide an update on him by the end of the week, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
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Still sidelined Monday
GMemphis Grizzlies
Abdomen
May 9, 2021
Allen (abdomen) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
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