The Case for Jarrett Allen to Be an All Star
Jarrett Allen has been having an incredible year for the Cavs, and it has not gone under the radar. He has already taken home one Eastern Conference Player of the Year award and has been putting up some exceptional numbers throughout the year.
As soon as he came back from non-COVID illness, the team started to find their groove again. He has such a unique skill set for a guy his size, and he makes things go. He absolutely deserves All-Star consideration. For many reasons.
The Team is Winning
The Cavaliers took a 13-11 record into their contest against the Bucks, showing the rest of the league that they are a force to be reckoned with. They were also listed as the #7 team in the latest edition of the NBA’s power rankings. A tough out throughout.
And it is no surprise when you consider what Allen has done in the middle. Before getting to his stats, it is important to note that putting up quality numbers on a winning team is always going to produce All-Star nods, especially when the center position has some real competition.
At the end of the day, the team is elite on defense, and they can always count on #31 to do his part.
Averaging a Double-Double
Through the Cavs' first 24 games, Allen has been averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds. In addition to that, he has put up two assists per game, and more than one block and one steal. His field goal percentage is up at 70%, and he has blocked every player that has tried to score on him at least once.
He has scored a career-high of 28 points while putting up 10+ rebounds practically every night. This year marks by far the best job that he has done on the glass for them. He can even knock down a three if ever need him to. He hit a clutch one in an earlier win against the Raptors this year, as it went up with tremendous confidence.
Nikola Vucevic has played a smaller role, while the Pacers have lost a lot. Allen could get nods over both Vooch and Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis.
In the Public Eye
While the Cavs have been a solid team, they have finally been getting some love from the media. For a long time since LeBron left, the good things that happened went unnoticed by the major writers and outlets. Not this year.
The team has been able to spread the wealth, with a number of guys playing well. Of course, nobody has been better at the big man position than Allen. His monster dunks have been all over from House of Highlights, among other places. The things he does now get more views than anything that happened with the Nets.
As the season continues to wind forward, perhaps the Cavs may even be flexed into national television. There is no reason for them to have zero games there. Allen will only get more eyes when they get that opportunity. He can really get there.
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