Allen is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the Pacers informed him they will not exercise his $4 million contract option, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports. Allen signed a three-year deal with Indiana back in 2015 and has gone on to average just 4.3 points and 4.6 rebounds since then. This past season, he saw his minutes slip to a career-low 14.3 per game. After his option was declined, the 28-year-old will hit the open market when free agency begins July 1st.
Allen (knee) is available to play Sunday against the Raptors, Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reports. Allen has missed the last two games with a knee injury, but after testing it out during pregame warmups, he's officially been given the green light to take the court. Look for Allen to reclaim his usual role as the main backup to Thaddeus Young at power forward, which should put him in line for 10-to-20 minutes.
Allen (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raptors. Allen has been dogged by left knee soreness since before the All-Star break, missing the Pacers' last two contests as a result. The team hasn't provided much of an update on his health heading into Sunday, so it looks like the veteran big man could be in store to miss another game. Kevin Seraphin would be the main beneficiary if Allen sits out again.
Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Pacers sideline reporter Pat Boylan reports. Allen has dealt with recurring knee issues since before the All-Star break and is now set to miss his second straight game and fourth over the last seven. He's averaged just 12.5 minutes across the last four contests that he was active, so his absence should drastically change the Pacers' regular rotation. If anything, Kevin Seraphin could pick up some extra minutes behind Thaddeus Young at power forward.
Allen (knee) will not play Tuesday's game against the Knicks. Allen came into Tuesday's contest listed as questionable with knee soreness, and it appears as though the pain is too much for the power forward to play through as of now. Allen previously missed three straight contests before the All-Star break and two straight contests earlier in March with knee problems, so it looks as though those issues could be lingering. Look for Rakeem Christmas to serve as the primary reserve in the frontcourt Tuesday in Allen's absence.
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