Report: Tony Allen's suspension was for confrontation with Nick Calathes

Wednesday March 4th, 2015

The Memphis Grizzlies suspended Tony Allen for Tuesday's game after he had a confrontation with teammate Nick Calathes, ESPN's Marc Stein reports

The team announced Allen's suspension was for an unspecified violation of team policy. Stein reports that Allen's dispute with Calathes did not become physical and the main reason for the suspension was that he "waved off coaches' attempts to calm him down."

Memphis lost Tuesday's game to the Utah Jazz, 93-82. Zach Randolph and Beno Udrih both missed the game with illnesses. Calathes played 21 minutes and scored seven points.

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Allen has started 36 of the 50 games he's played this season. He averages 8.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game.

Calathes is in his second NBA season, after spending his first four professional seasons in Europe.


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