Allen was waived by the Bulls on Friday.
With the Bulls unable to put a trade package together for Allen, who they acquired in a deal with New Orleans at the start of February, the team will release him and allow him to land on a team of his choice. While the veteran is near the end of his NBA career, he is still a strong perimeter defender and could be a key player in a playoff team's rotation. However, given his lack of offensive production, no matter where Allen lands, he won't be a viable fantasy asset.
Allen, Jameer Nelson, Omer Asik and a first-round pick will be traded from the Pelicans to the Bulls in exchange for Nikola Mirotic and a second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Allen is expected to be waived by the Bulls.
Allen has spent the bulk of the season injured with the Pelicans, but was recently cleared for a return to the court and will now be included in a trade that will send him to Chicago. While nothing is official at this point, Allen is expected to be waived by the Bulls and will then have the opportunity to sign with a contender. Mostly prided for his defensive prowess, the 36-year-old veteran likely won't be a fantasy contributor no matter where he lands.
Allen, returning to the active lineup following a lengthy absence due to a fractured leg, did not see the floor in Tuesday's 114-103 loss to the Kings.
Allen hasn't played in a game since Dec.10, and he is averaging only 12.4 minutes through 22 appearances in 2017-18. Dante Cunningham (back), who drew the start in place of DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles), left and did not return. It's conceivable that Allen will be called upon to fill in during Friday's matchup with the Thunder, especially if Cunningham sits. Nevertheless, Pelicans' coach Alvin Gentry has been sticking with short rotations for much of the year, and Allen never solidified his role earlier in the season.
Allen (leg) is active and available to play in Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Allen, who's been out since mid-December following a fractured leg, is finally making his return to the lineup after going through pregame warmups without incident. Considering the lengthy absence, there's a good chance he's on some sort of restrictions and most of his value will likely come on the defensive side of the ball. For that reason, he's likely not worth a look in fantasy and as of now, it's merely a situation to monitor.
Allen (leg) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Allen saw his recovery from a left fibula fracture extended after suffering a setback back at the start of January, but now appears to be on track for a return following a few additional weeks off. Look for him to be reevaluated after the team's morning shootaround Tuesday, with a final word on his availability coming shortly after that session. Even if Allen were to be cleared, the veteran would likely be on some hefty restrictions considering the lengthy absence. Prior to the injury, Allen had averaged 4.9 points and 2.2 rebounds across 12.9 minutes in 21 games.
Allen suffered a setback in his recovery from a left fibula fracture and will be sidelined for another 2-to-4 weeks, Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports New Orleans reports.
Allen suffered the injury exactly a month ago, and he was said to be nearing a return to action before re-aggravating the ailment. The veteran hasn't been a major part of the Pelicans' rotation when healthy this year, but Darius Miller should continue to see a slight uptick in minutes as a result of his continued absence.
Allen has been diagnosed with a non-displaced left proximal fibula fracture and is expected to be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks, Radio Broadcasting Manager/Studio Host for the New Orleans Pelicans, Daniel Sallerson reports.
Allen left Sunday's game with what was thought to be a knee injury, which subsequently caused him to miss Monday's contest. Upon further examination, it was revealed that Allen had suffered a fractured fibula, which could keep him out upwards of a month. He hasn't been a huge part of the team's rotation, but his 12.4 minutes per game will have to get distributed elsewhere. E'Twaun Moore, Ian Clark and Darius Miller are all candidates to see a slight uptick in workload.
Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Rockets.
Anthony departed Sunday's game against the Sixers with an unspecified left knee injury, and the ailment will keep him out Monday on the second night of a back-to-back. With Jameer Nelson also out, the Pelicans will be a bit shorthanded in the backcourt off the bench, though Allen hadn't been a major factor in the rotation of late.
Allen is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the 76ers due to a knee injury.
The specifics of Allen's knee injury have not yet been reported, but he immediately went to the locker room after going down. Expect an update to come following Sunday's conference and for the Pelicans to have an update on Allen's timetable by Monday morning.
Allen was left off of the Pelicans' injury report Tuesday, Will Guillory of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Allen sat Monday's practice out with left knee inflammation that caused him to miss four games earlier this month, however his absence from the injury report means he's likely a go for Wednesday's matchup with the Timberwolves. He's seen over 20 minutes just once this season, and with an average of 13.5 minutes per game, he'll likely continue seeing limited minutes.
Allen (knee) sat out Monday's practice and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune reports.
Allen has been dealing with some inflammation in his left knee, missing four games throughout November because of it. He's since returned to the lineup, but has averaged just 13.0 minutes over the last four contests, so the Pelicans are obviously being cautious with his workload. In what was also likely a precautionary move, the Pelicans held Allen out of practice Monday, though he'll still have a couple of days off prior to Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves to make some improvement. Consider him questionable for now.
Allen (knee) finished Monday's 114-107 victory over the Thunder with six points (3-4 FG, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover across 18 minutes.
Allen had missed the previous four contests with inflammation in his knee, though came back to play 18 minutes Monday, which surpassed his season average of 13.9 minutes. Allen has been providing relief at both wing spots, but for the most part, has been working behind the likes of Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore and Dante Cunningham. That restricts his fantasy value a bit and he's really only a potential target for those in deeper leagues. Allen is not listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Allen (knee) is expected to play in Monday's game against the Nuggets, Christian Boutwell of The Advocate reports.
Allen was originally expected back for Friday's contest, but apparently dealt with some discomfort in the lead up to tip off, so he decided to remain on the sidelines to avoid putting further strain on the knee. That said, if all goes well during shootaround and warmups Monday, Allen should be back in the lineup after a four-game layoff. He's averaged just 13.6 minutes per game, however, which keeps him off the radar in the majority of fantasy formats.
Allen (knee) will be sidelined for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Allen was originally considered probable for the contest, so he may have suffered some sort of setback. The veteran has missed the team's previous three games with knee inflammation. His next chance to return to the court will be Monday against the Thunder.
Head coach Alvin Gentry said Allen (knee) will most likely play against the Nuggets on Friday, Will Guillory of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Allen has missed the team's previous three games with knee inflammation, but he's expected to be good to go after nearly a week off. The 35-year-old has averaged just 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds across 13.6 minutes per game when healthy, so his return shouldn't mean much in fantasy terms.
Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports reports.
Allen is slated to miss a third straight game, as he continues to deal with inflammation in his knee. He can be considered day-to-day moving forward, with his next opportunity to take the court coming on Friday against the Nuggets. Allen has averaged just 13.6 minutes per game, however, so his absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the regular rotation.
Allen (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Pelicans radio broadcasting manager Daniel Sallerson reports.
Allen has missed the team's past two outings while nursing a knee injury. He hasn't made much of a fantasy impact when he's been healthy, however, garnering just 13.6 minutes per game and posting 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. More word on his availability should arrive following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Updating a previous report, Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hawks.
Allen was originally omitted from the injury report, but the team provided an update indicating that he'll remain sidelined for a second straight contest. The next opportunity for Allen to return will be Wednesday against the Raptors, but in the meantime, guys like Dante Cunningham and Darius Miller could pick up some more minutes on the wing.
Allen (knee) is not listed on the injury report in advance of Monday's matchup with the Hawks.
Allen missed Saturday's matchup against the Clippers with knee inflammation, however his absence from the injury report indicates the knee is no longer an issue. Allen should return to his role coming off the bench, where he's seen 13.6 minutes per game so far this season.
Allen (knee) will not play Saturday against the Clippers, Pelicans radio host Daniel Sallerson reports.
Allen is battling some inflammation in his left knee and will be held out Saturday, though as of now there's no reason to believe it's anything overly serious. Allen's next chance to play will come Monday against Atlanta.