Allen said Tuesday that he's working on his outside shot this summer, Nets Daily reports. "Definitely been shooting more this summer," Allen said. "I've always been saying the game has been expanding to the three-point line, so I have to stay ready for anything they throw at me. I don't know what it's going to come down to, or the coach's system, but for me, I'm preparing to play the four or the five. It's interchangeable for us. But I'm ready to play whatever they throw at me."
Allen also noted that he's gained 10 pounds since the end of last season, but the bigger news may be that he could see time at the power forward spot, as well as center. The arrival of DeAndre Jordan in free agency has complicated Allen's role, at least on paper, but sliding down and playing the four alongside Jordan would offer the chance at increased minutes. Given that the Nets have other options at forward, however, the most likely scenario is that Allen and Jordan split time at center relatively evenly. Allen said earlier in the summer that he wants to hold onto his starting spot, but coach Kenny Atkinson likely won't name a starter until October.
In a recent interview, Allen made it clear he intends to remain the Nets' starting center, despite the addition of DeAndre Jordan, The Athletic reports.
Allen initially downplayed the competition between he and Jordan, but after saying "it doesn't matter to me," the third-year big man followed up with a rather explicit correction: "F--- it, yeah, I want to start. F--- it," Allen said. While coach Kenny Atkinson is yet to divulge which of the two centers will run with the first unit, he appeared encouraged by Allen, who's normally reserved, going out of his way to stake his claim to the job. "As far as starting, not starting, Jarrett Allen said, 'Hey, I want to be the starter,' which I love," Atkinson said. "It's great. I think we embrace the competition. I think that'll play out. I do think it helps us matchup-wise. If it's Joel Embiid, maybe Jarrett gets two quick fouls or something (and) we do have a heck of a player to support him and potentially starting different guys, too. I think that's possible. I think it's a great tandem to have." Judging from that quote -- specifically, the word "support" -- perhaps Allen already has the upper hand heading into camp, but the pair will likely split minutes relatively evenly. That should mean another productive campaign for Allen, though his upside will likely be limited so long as Jordan is healthy.
Allen left Sunday's summer league game against the Timberwolves due to a left hip contusion, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Allen won't return to the contest, though the injury doesn't appear to be overly serious. He likely won't see any further summer league play following the scare.
Allen finished with 14 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two blocks and an assist in the Nets' win over the Magic in the Las Vegas Summer League on Wednesday.
Allen has played solid minutes thus far in summer league action, scoring with efficiency and crashing the glass with authority, Entering his third year, he'll face an uphill battle for playing time with the arrival of center DeAndre Jordan. Allen averaged career-highs across the board as a sophomore last season with averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 80 games.
Allen totaled 19 points (8-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 29 minutes during the Nets' 96-92 loss to the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League game Friday.
The big man unsurprisingly turned in a strong performance against less experienced players, posting a dominant all-around effort in the process. Allen now faces a challenge for his minutes in the form off free-agent signee DeAndre Jordan, but the young big man naturally has longer-term upside and will have a chance to further refine his game during summer league play.
Allen (thumb) has been cleared to play during Friday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the Mavericks, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Allen was dealing with a right thumb injury, but it's cleared up. He said earlier in the year that he wanted to develop a three-point shot, so it's possible we see that on display.
Allen suffered a right thumb injury and his status for Friday's summer league opener is unclear, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Allen, who is planning on adding a three-point shot to his game, might not get the chance to showcase his development right out of the gate. More information on his status should arrive closer to tipoff.
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.
Allen had just 10 points, eight rebounds, and two assists in 26 minutes during Monday's 148-144 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Allen struggled to get anything going Monday, putting up 10 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes before fouling out. Allen had been highly touted coming into his sophomore season but was certainly over-drafted in a lot of leagues. He is barely a top-80 player for the season and a top-130 player over the last month. He has been a dropped in a number of leagues and could be on your waiver wire with a lot of head-to-head leagues down to just two teams. If you need boards and blocks, give him a look but don't set the bar too high.
Allen posted 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds and two blocks across 30 minutes in the Nets' 119-116 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Allen looked like himself again after a pair of forgettable outings against the Thunder and Jazz, respectively. The second-year big had taken just a combined five shot attempts in those contests, but he managed his third double-double of March while doubling up that figure in Sunday's game. Allen has seen his minutes and production fluctuate somewhat during the current month, but he still sports solid averages of 10.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 blocks across 24.9 minutes over nine March games.
Allen totaled 20 points (5-6 FG, 10-16 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in the Nets' win over the Hawks on Saturday.
All came up big in Saturday's win, piling up 20 points and pulling down 12 boards. He was in attack mode in this one, and he got to the foul line 16 times. Allen now has back-to-back games of at least 15 points and 11 rebounds. The sophomore center is averaging 11.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season.
Allen accumulated 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 win over the Cavaliers.
Allen produced an extremely efficient stat line before fouling out of this one. The 20-year-old sophomore has now recorded 21 double-doubles through 65 appearances this season, a massive improvement after posting four across 72 games as a rookie.
Allen finished Wednesday's game against Washington with 12 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, three blocks and a steal across 22 minutes.
Allen has scored 10-plus points in three of his previous five contests, and he's swatted nine shots over that stretch. While his production in the scoring department certainly isn't overly impressive, he typically adds value on the boards and on the defensive end of the court for Brooklyn.
Allen posted 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, six blocks and a steal across 42 minutes in the Nets' triple overtime win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Allen posted a strong double-double in Wednesday's win, but his work on the defensive end of the floor was most impressive. Allen swatted a season-high six shots in the win. Allen has made for a great dart-throw in daily formats given a favorable matchup.
Allen tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 29 minutes in Monday's 127-125 loss to the Raptors.
Allen didn't have his usual stuff Monday night, lacking in the rebounds department and not contributing much else besides points. Allen is a great shot blocker and a nightly double-double threat, which keeps his upside high for the time being.
Allen scored eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt) while adding 11 rebounds, four blocks and an assist in 24 minutes during Monday's 113-94 loss to the Bucks.
While he remains very raw on offense -- Allen has scored in single digits in eight of his last nine games -- his defensive contributions have been impressive lately. The second-year center has recorded multiple rejections in 12 of the last 19 games, averaging 1.9 blocks over that stretch to go along with 9.7 points and 9.7 boards.
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