HomeNBAJarrett Allen Agrees to 5-Yr, $100 Contract with Cavs

Jarrett Allen Agrees to 5-Yr, $100 Contract with Cavs

As the Cleveland Cavaliers try to solidify their core and maintain their impressive length along the frontline, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jarrett Allen has agreed to a $ 100 million five-year deal for the fourth year to stay in Cleveland.

Allen, 23, was acquired by the Cavs in January as part of a four-team deal led by the Houston Rockets and All-NBA security guard James Harden.

As part of the deal, Cleveland only had to surrender security guard Dante Exum, a 2022 first-round pick (to the Rockets) and a 2024 second-round pick (to the Brooklyn Nets), while Allen and the forward Taurean Prince (traded in one package ever since) ) bought for veteran playmaker Ricky Rubio).

Last season, Allen continued to prove himself to be one of the league’s better shot blockers after posting at least three blocks in 10 games and at least one block in 51 competitions. At the end of his 2020-21 campaign, Allen was racking up career highs of 12.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game (while also averaging 1.0 blocks per game).

Allen’s chemistry with Cavs fan favorite Darius Garland is likely another reason for his return as well, as the duo have built a constant and impressive bond in their short time together.


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