Allen came off the bench and provided 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 19 minutes Sunday in the Nets' 110-107 win over the Bulls. Former coach Kenny Atkinson had already been splitting the center minutes between Allen and DeAndre Jordan, but the 21-year-old's fantasy outlook may be even worse under new bench boss Jacque Vaughn. In his first game at the helm, Vaughn immediately swapped Allen out of the starting five in favor of Jordan, who posted a double-double (11 points, 15 rebounds) to go with three blocks in 29 minutes. The 29-34 Nets' decision to prioritize the 31-year-old Jordan may be a questionable one, but if it persists, Allen will be tough to hold in standard leagues.
Allen will come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Bulls, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports. After starting in each of the Nets' previous 29 games and in all but four of his 62 appearances on the season, Allen will shift to the second unit in what represents interim coach Jacque Vaughn's first major change since replacing Kenny Atkinson on the bench. Even before Atkinson was fired, Allen had been stuck in a loose timeshare with newly appointed starter DeAndre Jordan, averaging 25.9 minutes per game to the latter's 21.8. While Allen's demotion from the starting five seemingly isn't a positive sign, fantasy managers may want to see how the playing time between the two centers shakes out for a couple of games before considering dropping the 21-year-old from their rosters.
Allen had five points (1-2 FG, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 110-106 loss to the Wizards. Allen finished with more fouls than points and more turnovers (two) than assists. After earning the majority of minutes at center in each of the first several months this season, Allen has been overshadowed by DeAndre Jordan here in February.
Allen scored 16 points (8-8 FG, 0-1 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 26 minutes during Monday's 115-113 loss to the Magic. The clanked free throw ruined his perfect shooting night, but otherwise, Allen thrived on cleaning up misses by the Nets' shooters. The third-year center has double-doubles in three of the last four games, but his zero-point, two-board performance in the fourth game highlights his volatility as a fantasy asset.
Allen finished with zero points (0-4 FG), two rebounds and two turnovers in 13 minutes during Brooklyn's 112-104 loss to the 76ers on Thursday. Allen failed to finish his attempts around the basket and could not combat the physicality of Joel Embiid, leading to increased run for DeAndre Jordan. Allen had an alarming minus-15 in his 13 minutes. Regardless of the (extreme) off night, he'll remain a key fixture of the Nets' rotations.
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