Every team in the NBA has a different recipe for success during the 2023-24 season.
While many teams in the modern era have shifted towards running small-ball lineups, the Cleveland Cavaliers remain one of the few teams who still prefer having multiple big men playing a key role during games.
The likes of Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley are perfect examples of how big men can be used efficiently, even during the era of three-point shooting.
Speaking of the two players, Allen and Mobley were two Cavaliers’ frontcourt players who missed a spot in the top 10 NBA All-Star 2024 starter voting, as revealed by Evan Dammarell on Twitter.
Here’s where the #Cavs finished overall in NBA All-Star 2024 starter voting, beginning with front court players
Jarrett Allen – 14
Evan Mobley – 17
Georges Niang – 39
Tristan Thompson – 41
Dean Wade – 88
Damian Jones – 113
Isaiah Mobley – 115
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) January 26, 2024
As per Dammarell’s tweet, Allen finished in the 14th spot of the NBA All-Star starter voting, while Mobley clinched the 17th spot.
Many will argue that Allen should still be among the NBA All-Star game reserves when it’s all said and done, but the same cannot be said for Mobley.
After all, Mobley has been sidelined due to a knee injury and has missed more than a month of action in the 2023-24 NBA season.
Sure, he was averaging 16.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists before getting injured, but at the end of the day, he has just 21 appearances to his name this season.
On the other hand, Allen has been remarkably sturdy for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 14.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game for the team in 37 games.
Allen’s performance is one of the biggest reasons why the Cavaliers are currently the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 26-16 record.