Allen scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and four blocks in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 103-100 loss to the Pistons. While the second-year center posted strong numbers of his own, he still got dominated by Andre Drummond, particularly on the glass. Allen's skills and physical frame are both still developing, but the Nets figure to give him all the minutes he can handle this season to accelerate his progress, and a big spike in his production could easily result.
Allen scored 24 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding four rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 26 minutes during Wednesday's preseason loss to the Raptors. The athletic young center had no problem putting up big numbers against a small Toronto starting lineup that featured Serge Ibaka in the middle and Jonas Valanciunas coming off the bench. Allen held his own as a rookie last season. but the Nets will be expecting bigger things this year from the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Allen scored 17 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding nine rebounds, four blocks and an assist in 33 minutes during Monday's preseason win over the Pistons. The 20-year-old showed flashes of being a strong defender in the paint as a rookie, averaging 1.2 blocks in only 20 minutes a game, and Monday's performance highlighted Allen's upside as he continues his development. Assuming he receives a starter's workload this year, he could make a significant impact in that category.
Allen has been putting an added emphasis on his three-point shooting during offseason workouts, Bryan Fonseca of Nets Daily reports. After attempting just 15 three-pointers in his rookie season, Allen is reportedly shooting 50-100 three-pointers each day during offseason practice. A rapid jump in production from beyond the arc still shouldn't be expected, however, as it'll be wise to wait and see if coach Kenny Atkinson actually allows his 6-foot-11 center to play that far away from the rim on a regular basis. Nevertheless, improved versatility from Allen will at least help to make a case for more playing time than the 20 minutes he averaged last season.
Allen had 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt), 11 rebounds and one block in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 109-102 summer league loss to Houston. Allen was in action for the second consecutive summer league game, finishing with a double-double in just 23 minutes of playing time. He is poised to assume a much larger role this season as the likely starter heading into opening night. His offense will likely be a working progress, however, he demonstrated the ability to be an elite shot blocker across the back end of last season. Owners are likely going to have to spend a mid-round pick on the promising sophomore.
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