Fratello’s Fantasy Pick: Tony Allen

If you’re looking to make a move this week set your sights on Boston Celtics’ guard Tony Allen.  Starting for Paul Pierce, Allen, who himself missed six weeks recovering from ankle surgery, contributed 16 points and four rebounds in 22 minutes during his first start of the season against the Magic on Friday. He followed up with an equally impressive performance on Sunday against the Clippers, earning ten points, ten rebounds, four assists and four steals in 40 minutes.

Coach Doc Rivers confirmed that Pierce, who underwent knee surgery on the 23rd due to an infection, will not return for the next two away games; and even Saturday’s home game is uncertain.  Who knows?  If Allen makes a significant impact, Doc may continue to give him more minutes down the stretch to allow Pierce some needed rest.

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