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Tony Allen
Tony Allen
Position: G
Born: 01/11/82
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:213 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Instead, with injuries to point guard Mike Conley and leading scorer Marc Gasol, along with other dinged-up players, seventh-seeded Memphis is limping into the postseason. “If we do what they say, we’ve got what? A 2 percent chance of advancing?” said guard Tony Allen, who plans to play despite dealing with a sore left hamstring. “We’ve just got to go out there and play hard and play for each other. Hopefully, we can beat the odds.”
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Gary Payton, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Ron Artest, Bruce Bowen, Ruben Patterson — the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper” — and Raja Bell, to name a few. And certainly, Tony Allen, who Bryant anointed in this, his farewell season, “the best defender I ever faced.” “My approach was to try to force him one way,” Allen told CBS Sports. “When that didn’t work, give him another look. Reach a little bit. Reach at the hand that was dribbling the ball. Try to distract him. Pull his jersey if I had to — just kind of throw everything but the kitchen sink at him defensively and live with the result.”