Grayson Allen was infamous for dirty plays during his four year career at Duke. We didn’t hear much from him in his first professional season.
Allen was a late first round pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2018 NBA Draft. He bounced between the main team and the G-League Salt Lake City Stars, but did play in 38 games for the Jazz.
This off-season, he was already on the move. Utah traded him in the deal for star Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley.
Anyone who joked about Allen’s fit with the “Grit ‘n’ Grind Grizzlies” had their quips pay off tonight.
Grayson Allen was ejected from tonight’s NBA Summer League game against the Boston Celtics after a pair of flagrant fouls.
Allen got into it with rookie forward Grant Williams, a first rounder out of Tennessee.
On a play in which the two former college stars got tangled up, Allen threw Williams to the ground, and was assessed his first flagrant.
Grant vs Grayson Allen doesn't end well for Grayson Allen pic.twitter.com/yeWQP97QDc
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) July 12, 2019
A few moments later, Allen caught Williams with a blow to the head on a layup attempt, and was given a second flagrant and was ejected.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 12, 2019
For a bit, it looked like Allen might have left his dirty rep behind him at Duke, but tonight, it came roaring back.