Why Jarrett Allen Should Be An NBA All-Star

Why Jarrett Allen Should Be An NBA All-Star

Barry Devoe
1 year ago
2 min read
Why Jarrett Allen Should Be An NBA All-Star

There seems to be a big opening for some young stars to make the NBA All-Star Game this season, as we are just a couple of months away from the game and all the festivities surrounding it. There is one young star that could have an argument to be the starting center for one of the teams, and his name is Jarrett Allen.

The NBA has the fans' vote, and they count for 50 percent of the final tally, while 25 percent of the vote is for the media panel and 25 percent is by the current NBA players' ballot.

What Is He Doing This Season?

Jarrett Allen has been putting in great work for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season after being traded from the Brooklyn Nets early last season and adjusting to his role. Allen is doing incredibly well as so far in his age 23 season, he is averaging 16.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, two assists, 1.4 blocks, and 0.9 steals in 32.6 minutes per game.

It's not only the traditional numbers that seem to be in Jarrett Allen's player efficiency rating (PER) is ninth in the NBA at 24.52. That number is ahead of players like Stephen Curry, Donovan Mitchell, and Anthony Davis. He is putting up incredible numbers that are comparable to other NBA All-Star level players this season.

The East Has Solid Centers Though

The NBA Eastern Conference does have solid centers with players like Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Miami's Bam Adebayo. However, Allen is putting up better numbers than both of them. Let's talk about them compared to Allen.

First things first, Bam Adebayo is recovering from surgery that is expected to keep him away from game action for 4-6 weeks, so that should all but cancel his chances for an NBA All-Star push over Allen.

The debate against Joel Embiid is interesting as they are averaging around the same numbers, but people love Joel Embiid for whatever reason, and that could make him win the starting role.

However, that does not mean that the Fro should miss the game but instead will most likely end up as a reserve for this game. 

Make Sure to Vote

The voting kicked off at 11 am on Christmas morning and will continue to be available to vote until Saturday, January 21 at midnight eastern.

The NBA starting fives for the All-Star Game are usually popularity contests, but Allen has the numbers to go neck-and-neck with Joel Embiid. The NBA changed its stance and instead now votes frontcourt and backcourt, but Allen should still get the nod.

The NBA allows you to sort through players on the ballot by points, assists, rebounds, fantasy points, and alphabetically, so it is easier than ever to find Allen.

The frontcourt for the Eastern Conference should consist of Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum, and Joel Embiid as "locks," but the rest of the frontcourt is up for grabs, so make sure to vote to make sure that Allen finds a way to play in a home All-Star Game in Cleveland.

Share article on: