Jarrett Allen played just two games in the Summer League, missing the first four plus the finale against the Indiana Pacers. Entering the Summer League it was not certain how many minutes Allen would play.
When the Brooklyn Nets Summer League roster was released, he was one of the headline players, along with Nets teammate Caris LeVert.
Allen had a good Summer League run. He dominated the paint on both ends of the floor, putting up good numbers. To go along with his consistent play, he added another poster dunk to his resume — this time an acrobatic poster dunk off a drive which got social media going.
Not only did he slam home a poster dunk against the Houston Rockets, but Allen was one of Brooklyn’s leading scorers and was their leading rebounder with 11 total rebounds. He ended his night with a double-double.
Allen played consistent in his two appearances. He did a good job on both ends of the floor and even showed improvements. One area on the offensive end he has improved on has been his shooting. Against the Rockets, Allen hit a smooth looking 3-pointer from the corner.
If Allen can get his shot down from just mid-range, he can be a great young big in the NBA.
Now, there is no doubt Allen is a key piece in Brooklyn’s rebuilding stage. He is very likely to be Brooklyn’s starting center again next season and is likely to play as many games as possible.