Cleveland is buzzing as Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen was selected to be on the NBA All-Star team to replace James Harden.
Harden was ruled out Monday because of a strained hamstring. 76ers state that he will be out of action until after the All-Star Break.
I’m on the record that Jarrett Allen was one of the most underrated players in the league this season. Unfortunately, it was evident watching him being snubbed from the team initially.
However, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the right call, making Cleveland fans even more excited about All-Star Weekend.
Allen averages 16.2 points per game on 66.5% shooting from the field this season. He is also pulling down 11.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 blocks.
Jarrett has helped anchor the Cavs defense inside and is part of the duo (paired with Evan Mobley) that has teams hesitant to go inside the low post.
Allen will join his Cavs brother Darius Garland on team LeBron on Sunday for the All-Star Game. I look forward to seeing LeBron, Darius, Stephen Curry and Chris Paul feeding the big man in the post.
We are incredibly proud of Jarrett and thankful to see him represent Cleveland on the All-Star team.
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