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

The best NBA teams don’t just draft guys off of production in college, but also the skill-set they have and where that could go. Jarrett Allen is going to be a good defender and rebounder, regardless of his level of development, but he could evolve into something incredible on offense.

He has a good release on his follow-through and a pretty-looking midrange jumper, and Atkinson has a superb track record of transforming bigs that have a reliable midrange jumper into reliable three-point shooters. Just look at Brook Lopez and Al Horford. In addition to that, Allen has good court vision. If he can learn the nuances of passing at the next level while being surrounded by Jeremy Lin and Kenny Atkinson, good things are going to happen to him.

What To Expect From Him His Rookie Season

With Brook Lopez no longer on the roster and Timofey Mozgov playing a diminishing role with each coming season, the center position is an open competition. Even Kenny Atkinson confirmed this during Allen’s press conference.

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