Nets HC Steve Nash makes bold prediction on Jarrett Allen’s career
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash recently expressed his optimism on big man Jarrett Allen’s future in the league despite the short period of time that they have worked together thus far. The former Texas Longhorn is currently on the $3.9 million rookie deal he signed back in 2017 when he first came to the league. After holding out a contract extension, Allen is betting on himself as he enters the next offseason as a restricted free agent.
Despite Allen’s contract situation, Nash is confident that the 22-year-old will be getting numerous offers and will have a chance to secure the bag when the time comes.
“I haven’t talked to him about that,” Nash said via Nets Daily. “We are focused on the season. He’s got a bright future. He is going to have a big contract whenever the time is and we are just trying to figure out who we are as a team.”
Allen has seen an upswing in his development as his numbers continued to progress each and every year. Last season, he averaged norms of 11.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks through 70 games played as the team’s primary center.
Despite being relegated to a bench role behind veteran DeAndre Jordan this season, Allen still showed that he can contribute to the Nets’ winning cause in his new role. He outplayed Jordan and tallied a total of nine points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks through 21 minutes played in their most recent victory against the Boston Celtics.
Regardless of his role on the stacked Nets roster, Jarrett Allen will still remain as one of the squad’s building blocks of the future that will play a critical role in the team’s championship aspirations for the years to come.