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February 5, 2015 Updates

Not only is that a nod to his two-time All-Defensive First Team selection in 2012 and '13, but it also serves as a reminder to those same courtside reporters. "I was highly upset I didn't get put on that first team last year, and it kind of hurt my heart," said Allen, who's averaging a career-high two steals per game and holds his opponents to lower percentages all over the court. "I missed a lot of games I guess, but how did I not make it? Unfortunately the media votes on that [since last year] and they snubbed me this time." Bleacher Report

Kobe is the best player I've ever played against—period, point blank. He's a scary sight. Back on Feb. 22, 2005—my rookie season—he fouled me out. I had six fouls in eight minutes. Luckily in the 2010 Finals, I did a good job of making things difficult for Kobe, making him shoot close to 30 shots per game and holding him to 21 points in one game. While the Lakers won Game 7, I felt good after that, after going against Paul every day in practice and then getting the opportunity to stick Kobe for the national championship. I told myself, No matter what the name is, I'm going to take pride in defense and I'm going to try to be the best at it. I haven't looked back since. Bleacher Report

When I was first drafted by Boston in 2004, I thought I was a scorer after being named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. But being around some maxed-out players, and after my ACL injury in 2007, I had to find my niche in the league. Paul Pierce helped me out, saying, "If you can guard me in practice every day, you can guard just about anybody." He gave me confidence. A lot of my influence comes from him; he's the best at getting ready to play a game. I also looked at the work ethic of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. Bleacher Report

Afterward, I work out after every practice for about 30 minutes to keep myself strong, keep my core tight. Defense is just effort and some guys are fatigued. The weight room helps me get ready to play defense at all costs. I love the full-body workout (B/R videos here) because I can feel it in the game. I don't want guys posting me up and pushing me all around on the floor when they're backing me down. After the workout, I feel like if somebody comes running out of the blind side and pushes me, I can catch my balance and get ready to attack back. My body is ready even against much bigger guys like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Joe Johnson. LeBron is the most physical matchup for me. He's strong, but I've got inner strength. Bleacher Report

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Right now, Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen can’t see a return to action anytime soon. “Nah, man. My eye is messed up. It hurts,” Allen said on the eve of the Griz game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Quicken Loans Arena. Allen likely won’t play for a third straight game. Judging by how his right eye looks, it’s difficult to know when he’ll play. Allen has a right corneal abrasion, an injury suffered last Tuesday when he got poked in the eye during a victory over the Golden State Warriors. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 21, 2014 Updates

Then, Henderson heard from Vince Carter, Tony Allen and several other players. No one would reveal how they learned about the incident. To a man, though, the players were eager to talk about why no one hesitated to help Henderson. “He’s dedicated to the Grizzlies. He’s always there when we need him,” Pondexter said. “We have to look out for our own. We say it’s a family around here, so we were looking out for a family member. I’ve had cars stolen. I didn’t grow up with any money, so I know how it is to be in that situation.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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