Atkinson: Jarrett Allen Offers Speed, Skill, Versatility & Is A ‘Perfect System Fit’

Allen was also a very good pick-and-roll big in college. His wide frame makes him a great screener, and his natural feel for the game, paired with his skill level, makes him formidable. Allen’s jumper is good enough to make him a threat on the pick-and-pop, and he can put it on the floor to drive to the basket and finish with an emphatic dunk.

He will be right at home in the Nets’ offense and with the ball-handlers on this team. Allen himself is an improving passer, Lin and Russell will be able to find him everywhere on the court, and Allen offers athleticism and rebounding that has yet to be seen on this roster.

Allen Is A “Perfect System Fit” That Needs Some Development

Jarrett Allen checks a lot of boxes, but he also needs to put in some work before he can become a difference-maker at the next level. First and foremost, he needs to bulk up before he can compete in the post. He has an incredible frame, but is only 234 pounds. At only 19 years old, he clearly has a lot of room to grow, but he needs to put on at least 15 pounds.