The Sky Is The Limit For Nets’ Center Jarrett Allen

Before the All-Star break, Allen was tentative, like a child getting into the pool for the first time without a floatie. His passiveness on offense was maddening. But things were vastly different on the defensive end, which helped level everything out. Allen recorded four blocks in 15 minutes against the Atlanta Hawks on October 22, just his second game as a professional. Those moments were few and far between as Kenny Atkinson sought ways to ease his rookie center into the lineup without shocking him. The consistency didn’t arrive until late January.