AUGUST 6: The Cavaliers have issued a press release formally announcing Allen’s new deal with the club.
“We spent the last few years maintaining our financial and roster flexibility to put ourselves in a position to acquire and now re-sign a player of Jarrett’s caliber,” general manager Koby Altman said in a statement. “Since his arrival, Jarrett has fit seamlessly into our culture and almost instantly, he earned the respect of his coaches and teammates. We took another positive step forward in our pursuit of sustainable success with this signing, as we see Jarrett as an integral piece of our future moving forward.”
AUGUST 2: The Cavaliers and restricted free agent center Jarrett Allen are in agreement on a five-year, $100MM contract, his agents tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).
A report earlier today had stated that Cleveland was preparing a $100MM offer for Allen. All five years on the new deal will be guaranteed, tweets Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
Cleveland traded a first-round pick for Allen in the four-team James Harden blockbuster this past season with the intent of retaining him for years to come. Even after drafting USC big man Evan Mobley with the No. 3 overall pick last Thursday, the Cavs prioritized a new deal for Allen, since the team believes he and Mobley are capable of playing alongside one another.
The Raptors were considered the Cavaliers’ top threat for Allen, but Cleveland wasted no time in negotiating directly with the 23-year-old rather than letting him go out and get an offer sheet.
Allen averaged 13.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 1.4 BPG across 51 contests after the Cavs acquired him. He had been the No. 4 free agent on our top-50 list.
21 thoughts on “Cavs Re-Sign Jarrett Allen To Five-Year Contract”
Smart the man only 23 and could only get better . Cavs will have a good young team
It’s icing on the cake that he resigned with us the second the free agency period started instead of waiting for a better offer. He wants to be a Cavalier. Let’s gooo!!!
It’s the smart move. He’ll be traded down the line. Mobley can take his time growing. No need to rush him. Allen also is still getting better.
Rubbish. Allen is not signed to be traded. Mobley will play from the start.
I don’t follow the cavs too hard, but don’t you guys have a lot of centers now with Mobley and someone else?? Allen, Mobley, blanking on the third guy.
Nope that’s it. Allen is our only true center, as Mobley will most likely be developed over time as a PF. Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., and Dean Wade are our only other big men.
Okay cool cool. Cavs lookin good ngl with those big guys and sexton/garland. Need a true scoring threat at the 2/3 still but lookin good
Im on the fence about this. I just hope they can work out an extension with Sexton before camp.
Hell yeah, just need a starting 2 so we can bring Sexton off the bench. Was wanting nwaba, but Bradley, Forbes, or hart could work?
Any of those three would work, but even in that scenario Sexton would probably still start over each of those guys even if he’d be more valuable in a scoring role off the bench. Bradley could add another perimeter/wing defender with Okoro, Forbes could add some shooting, and Hart could add a little of both. Hart would be my personal choice, but he’d probably be the toughest to get and I’d be okay with any of those three guys.
For sure Sexton is better, but his game is more suited to a lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson instant offense. Surely you could start him at the 2 and stagger his and garland’s mins but I think Sexton coming off the bench, particularly with Rubio setting the table, would be more beneficial to the team. Defensively, we would match up better as well. Another option would be to sign a bonafide starter at the 3 and move Okoro to SG. I have love for Sexton, and dig his passion, but I’m pragmatic. I agree about Hart being difficult to nab, but it depends on what New Orleans is willing to spend.
You…are…out of your mind. In no way, shape or form should Sexton be relegated to a 6th man position for anyone let alone the likes of Bradley, Nwaba, Forbes, Hart nor Dotson.
Sexton is better, but harden was better than sefolosha. Manu was better than Finley/Green. Sexton is instant offense, and could work more on his off the ball game with Rubio on board. The way this team is building its identity is through defense. Starting two 6’1/6’2 guys in the backcourt is not the best strategy. There’ll be times throughout the game, perhaps even in the closing mins where they will share the floor. Just because he’d be a 6th doesn’t mean there’d be a cap to his mins played.
its hard to argue these things with people…believe me. not everyone seems to understand how skillsets mesh, and how rotations work sometimes, and starting or not starting doesnt necessarily matter in terms of “how good x player is,” and its more about how lineups change throughout the game, and then the finishing lineups
also, please come around here more often lol
Bryn Forbes would be a great fit there, and is actually one of the main pieces I was thinking of as well, and thought Cleveland was definitely 1 of several potential spots for him. I dont see Josh Hart as a possibility, just because it would still surprise me if New Orleans let him go, as I saw him as a priority for them.
I still cant believe how they were able to steal Jarrett Allen in that multi team trade. What a move that was, despite them messing up with Kevin Porter, who would be a perfect fit skillset wise with what they’re building, but thats a whole thing not really worth getting into
I have always been high on Jarret Allen to the point that after their rookie seasons, I thought it was arguable Allen was slightly over, if not equal to Bam. I still think he has more offensive potential to untap as well. They’re going to need to put certain pieces around him for that. Garland, Okoro, Mobley, and Allen is a strong core going forward, outside of a few other good pieces they currently have there. They need shooting on the wing, and another defender besides Okoro there, and if Allen or Mobley start shooting it, which they are potentially capable of doing, that is going to be a really good looking future for them.
Another solid move. Good fit for Allen and the Cavs.
HOU’s biggest error in the Harden deal, even more than passing on LaVert. Allen’s career may have had a few fits and stops, but its only those circumstances that made him available for the price of a MIL 1st. He’s already one of the best defensive bigs in the league, with a lot of room to grow.
CLE should be a good watch early on with their two gifted bigs. I hope they are both healthy and the the coaching staff and FO don’t listen to nonsense. If so, it won’t take long before any concerns about Allen and Mobley co-existing get relegated to the scrap heap.
He’s the next Dr. J
Cavs should duplicate Jazz methods, forcing opponents to Allen, looking for leak-outs.
Allen helps Mobley shift to forward.