Allen was definitely a top-ten rookie this season, but I would put the three players listed above, along with Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Lauri Markkanen, and maybe John Collins above him. It’s hard to compare rookies when they’re on lower-tier teams because you can’t tell if their numbers are a product of being on a bad team or if they’re the real deal.
Does Jarrett Allen make either All Rookie Team? (which one if yes).
Yes, second team.
No, but that doesn’t mean he can’t or won’t become the best center from this rookie class.
First team. He was easily the best rookie center this year and no one else really came close.
With all the chatter surrounding LeBron James draft class it’s interesting there are only five players remaining from the first round still playing with good odds two (Dwyane Wade, Nick Collison) or three (David West) retire this season. The other active player is Carmelo Anthony.