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Jarrett Allen
Jarrett Allen
Position: C
Born: 04/20/98
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $1,713,720
Jarrett Allen is too humble to call himself a replacement for Brook Lopez, who spent a decade as the face of the Nets. But successor or heir apparent might do, the rookie center said. “I wouldn’t call it replacing Brook. Brook is one of a kind, I hear,” Allen said after scoring a career-high 20 points Friday in a 102-99 loss to the Lakers. Lopez, the Nets’ all-time leading scorer, had 19 for the Lakers. “It was good. He was the face of the franchise here and now I’m here trying to become the face, too. So just going back and forth, it’s a good challenge.”
Jarrett Allen usually lets the play come to him, whether it’s a pick-and-roll on the court or question from a reporter off the court. He’s that mild-mannered. Well, at least that’s what we thought until another career night, this one against Brooklyn’s former face of the franchise. Brook Lopez. Allen spoke his mind, made it clear he has big plans. “Face of the franchise,” Allen said about facing off against Lopez. “Now I’m here trying to become the face, too, so just going back and forth.”
But a few practices back, Atkinson gave the Post’s Fred Kerber a tip on how he expects to use Okafor and the fast improving Jarrett Allen … together. Kerber asked Atkinson if Okafor’s presence would mean less time for Allen. “No. (We could play) Jarrett and Okafor together. Put Okafor at the 5,” said Atkinson, noting that Allen has played some 4. “Jarrett has already guarded (Kristaps) Porzingis and then offensively, we’ll figure it out.”