NBA Rumors: Charlotte Hornets And Dallas Mavericks May Target Jarrett Allen In Free Agency

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Jarrett Allen is a young player that is well-known for his time with the Brooklyn Nets. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the blockbuster James Harden trade, and he has been fairly good when given the requisite touches. During his time with the Cavaliers, Jarrett Allen averaged 13.2 PPG and 9.9 RPG.

Allen would be a good addition to any team that requires a center to anchor their defense while being an efficient complementary piece on the offensive end. Allen will be a restricted free agent this season, and Michael Scotto of HoopsHype has suggested that the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets will target him in an attempt to pry him away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Some executives around the league believe the Charlotte Hornets could make a play for him (Jarrett Allen) as they need a center and have cap space, even though he’s a restricted free agent. Some have floated out Dallas. Ultimately, I see him staying in Cleveland because they can match anything and gave up a pick to get this guy. They believe in him as the long-term future starting center and a member of their core going forward

While it seems likely that the Cavaliers will match any deals for the young center, there are other teams around the league that will test their resolve. It remains to be seen where Jarrett Allen will end up going, but it is clear that many teams want a talented young center on their team.