FRO THUNDER ? pic.twitter.com/lbUxkv1d6j
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 25, 2018
Jarrett Allen is becoming one of the most exciting rim-running centers in the league and he’s always a threat to put someone on a poster.
Jarrett Allen is turning into a stud. The Brooklyn Nets may have struck gold with their late first-rounder from the 2017 draft. He’s the prototype for a rim-running big in today’s game and his latest posterization of Mike Muscala of the Sixers is a perfect example why.
Muscala starts to go into Allen to defend the shot, but he makes a wise business decision to back off. There was no way he was stopping Allen so his best course was to back off and make sure he doesn’t foul.
Allen is benefiting from playing alongside a group that amplifies his skill set. Joe Harris and Allen Crabbe are threats from the three-point line so teams need to respect the arc. Furthermore, whether it’s D’Angelo Russell or Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen can run the pick and roll with a dynamic point guard that is a threat to score or lob up a monstrous alley-oop.
Allen’s in an almost perfect situation and he’s growing with each and every game. It’s fun to watch his development into one of the better centers in the league. We haven’t even mentioned his defense yet. He’s a solid rebounder and a natural rim protector. He still has a long way to go before he is considered among the elite centers in the game. But when he’s going toe-to-toe with Joel Embiid, it’s easy to see why the Nets are so excited about his future.