The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-16, sixth in a Western Conference. The group of The Grindhouse are nutritious their mythological defensive bravery (third in opponents’ points per game), though a long-lived also-rans are sadly progressing their descent uselessness notwithstanding sharpened some-more from outward (25th in points per game).
The Grizz also have to contend with a cryptic physique of their starting indicate guard, Mike Conley, who’s already missed games since of Achilles, hamstring, quad, behind and toe injuries. They could rest easier with Jennings on their bench.
The Knicks defense, meanwhile, could use a jar from a male who, as NBC Sports’ Dan Feldman put it, “helped settle and say Memphis’ ‘Grit and Grind’ culture.”
Veteran swingman Tony Allen is on an failing contract, and nonetheless he’s partial of a starting five, rumors flush final month that a group was gauging seductiveness in trades for him, per Ronald Tillery of a Commercial Appeal.
This season, Allen’s particular vigour invulnerability is credited with holding hostile shooters to 3.8 percent below their unchanging field-goal percentages altogether and a punishing 5.3 percent next from three-point range. He’s also picking pockets all over a court, averaging 1.8 steals per game.
Although not traditionally a writer on a other finish of a floor, he’s putting adult 10.2 points per diversion on 48.2 percent sharpened and 5.5 rebounds.
Depending on how initial a Knicks wish to be, they could use Allen as a starter—possibly relocating Kristaps Porzingis to a core position and Carmelo Anthony to a 4 spot, with Allen during a 3. However, his flexibility would make him a outrageous item entrance off a bench, personification possibly a 2 or 3 alongside (or in place of) immature defenders like Justin Holiday, subsidy adult both Courtney Lee and Anthony or stepping in as a stronger choice than Lance Thomas.