Pesta’s Perusals: Jarrett Allen’s future with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Pesta’s Perusals will be a new series for Right Down Euclid starting with an in-depth breakdown of Jarrett Allen’s play in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.
CLEVELAND, OHIO – APRIL 18: Jarrett Allen #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers boxes out Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on April 18, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 107-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Introducing Pesta’s Perusals, a new series for Right Down Euclid where our own NBA film junkie Tony Pesta breaks down every angle of the Cleveland Cavaliers from every angle imaginable! If you want to catch up on Tony’s breakdown before the start of this series, check out his YouTube channel and subscribe!

Jarrett Allen’s future with the Cleveland Cavaliers has come into question following the 2023 NBA Playoffs.

While the entire team struggled against the New York Knicks, Allen has received the bulk of the blame for the rebounding disparity – and has ultimately found himself as the potential odd man out of Cleveland’s core four. 

There have always been valid concerns about Allen’s pairing with Evan Mobley. Two non-shooting bigs together in the frontcourt are not the type of combination you typically see in today’s space-and-pace NBA.

However, it’s not apparent that trading Allen is the solution. He is still the defensive anchor that keeps his team steady, and Allen’s efficiency in the paint is a valuable tool. Replacing Allen would not be easy.

So let’s talk about Jarrett Allen’s importance to the Cleveland Cavaliers and why he still belongs in their long-term plans:

Tony’s body of work covering the Cleveland Cavaliers can be found online. Some of his recent stops include doing social media work for Fear The Sword, breaking down the Cavs from every angle on YouTube and talking about the team on his podcast, The Junkyard Pod.

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