The Cleveland Cavaliers are really in love with Jarrett Allen and all he brings to the team.
During the last season, which was cut short for him because of an injury, Allen put up 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.
He’s quickly become a pivotal part of the team’s frontcourt and is one of the best centers in the league.
He is so good, in fact, that he earned his first All-Star appearance during the last season.
The Nets won more playoff games (1) in 2019, with Kenny Atkinson as head coach and Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, D'Angelo Russell on the roster, than they did in 2022 with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the roster.
And in 2019, Brooklyn had tons of cap space and all their picks
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) August 8, 2022
All of this is extra painful for fans of the Brooklyn Nets, who used to have Allen up until the 2020-21 season.
As Tommy Beer pointed out, the Nets won more playoff games in 2019 with Kenny Atkinson as head coach and Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, and D’Angelo Russell on the roster than they did in 2022 with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Not a lot is going right for the Nets right now and they are missing Allen.
He reached heights of 12.8 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.7 assists a game while playing in Brooklyn.
He was becoming something really special but the inclusion of Durant, Irving, and DeAndre Jordan complicated all of that.
Simply put, Jordan wasn’t very happy playing second fiddle to Allen and a change in the rotation was required to keep everyone happy.
This was doubly true because Jordan came to the Nets after the team’s star in Durant demanded he play alongside his buddy.
Therefore, Allen was pushed out of the Nets and was sent west to the Cavs.
If only the Nets knew then what they know now.
Allen has become an even better player with the Cavaliers.
Meanwhile, the great experiment that is the Nets isn’t working out well at all.
As for Jordan, he doesn’t even play for the Nets anymore.
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