Allen said Wednesday that he wants to extend his shooting range to three-point line next season, Bryan Fonseca of NetsDaily.com reports. With an 11-for-60 success rate from three-point range through two seasons in the league, Allen's initial returns haven't been encouraging, but big men with shakier jumpers than him have developed into reliable outside shooters later in their careers. Allen has at least converted at a respectable 73.2 percent clip from the free-throw line during his time in the NBA, suggesting he has some touch outside of the paint. Before any claims of Allen making the three ball a bigger part of his arsenal can be taken seriously, however, he'll need to display a willingness to fire away from distance during preseason action.
Allen registered eight points (4-8 FG), nine rebounds and a block over 24 minutes Tuesday in Game 5 against Philadelphia. Allen knocked down 50 percent of his shots in a 122-100 loss for the Nets. The Sixers took the series 4-1 following Tuesday's blowout, ending Allen's postseason journey. He averaged 11 points along with 6.8 rebounds over five matchups.
Allen totaled 21 points (7-11 FG, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and two steals over 32 minutes in the Nets' loss to the 76ers on Saturday. Allen scored his second-highest point total of the season in the Nets' loss on Saturday, chipping in eight boards and four helpers. His offensive outburst wasn't enough to get the Nets a victory, although his scoring in his last two games is encouraging, as he's averaged 18.0 points.
Allen totaled 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), eight rebounds, one steal and one block across 28 minutes in the Nets' win over the Pacers on Sunday. Allen came away with a typical stat line on Sunday, making his usual contributions on defense and on the boards. The second-year big man has averaged 11.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this season.
Allen produced 10 points (2-3 FG, 6-8 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 30 minutes in the Nets' win over the Celtics on Saturday. Allen had a productive outing in Saturday's win, scoring double-digit points and adding some great stats across the board. The second-year big from Texas has averaged 11.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists per game this season.
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