Tony Allen

Tony Allen was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2004 as a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and he would be drafted by the Boston Celtics late in the 1st Round of that year’s draft.  He didn’t start much for Boston, but would help them win the NBA Championship in 2008.

Allen would later see more playing time when he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies, and from the 2010-11 to 2016-17 season, he would either be named to the First or Second Team All-Defensive squad.  Allen twice led the NBA in Steal Percentage (2014-15 & 2016-17) and was in the top three in Defensive Box Plus/Minus.  He played one final season with the New Orleans Pelicans before retiring in 2018.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 25th Overall in 2004
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Defensive First Team (2012, 2013 & 2015)

    All-Defensive Second Team (2011, 2016 & 2017)

    Highest Steal Percentage (2015 & 2017)

    NBA Champion (Boston Celtics, 2008)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (2) (2010-11 & 2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (3) (2010-11, 2011-12 & 2014-15)

Should Tony Allen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 70%
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