Allen played only one minute in Tuesday's 102-99 Game 5 loss to the Raptors, accruing one rebound and one assist. Allen has come off the bench the last two games, playing only four total minutes. With coach Frank Vogel apparently comfortable with handing Myles Turner elevated minutes as his starting power forward and using small-ball lineups featuring Turner at center when Ian Mahinmi rests, it doesn't look like there will be much of an opportunity for Allen to pick up playing time.
Allen will shift to the bench for Saturday's Game 4 against the Raptors, Nate Taylor of the Indy Star reports. Coach Frank Vogel will move rookie Myles Turner into the lineup alongside Ian Mahinmi in an effort to provide a spark to a Pacers' offense that's failed to break 90 points in each of the last two games. Allen played only nine minutes in Thursday's Game 3 loss, finishing scoreless with two rebounds.
Coach Frank Vogel confirmed that Allen will start Saturday against the 76ers, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports. There were reports earlier Saturday that Vogel could be leaning towards tweaking the Pacers' starting five, and he'll do just that by inserting Allen into the lineup. With Allen moving into the starting lineup, rookie Myles Turner will likely head to the bench, but he'll likely see close to his usual allotment of playing time. Allen, on the other hand, may only see a few extra minutes despite being in the starting lineup.
Allen is expected to move into the starting lineup Saturday against Philadelphia, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports. Coach Frank Vogel has hinted at making changes of late, and it appears he'll move Allen into the lineup and shift rookie Myles Turner to a bench role. The shift will allow Turner to play his more natural center spot with the second unit, rather than playing the four alongside Ian Mahinmi. While Turner admitted that he'd prefer to start, he's unlikely to see much of a reduced role, minutes-wise.
Allen is dealing with a sore left knee and will not play in Monday's game against the Spurs. This is the first mention of a knee injury for Allen, and so it remains unclear just how severe the ailment is. Look for Jordan Hill to see added minutes while the Pacers try to fill Allen's 21 minutes per game average.
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