The Cavaliers will receive significant reinforcement for their play-in game against the Hawks
Jarrett Allen, a center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, will try to play in the team’s play-in game against the Atlanta Hawks on April 15.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had the eighth-best record in the Eastern Conference, but they had to compete in the NBA’s Play-In Tournament in order to qualify for the playoffs. The club competed for the seventh seed against the Brooklyn Nets, but lost 115-108. The Cavaliers could have a crucial player back for Friday’s must-win game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Jarrett Allen, who is classified as questionable on Cleveland’s injury report, will try to play in the play-in game, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Allen has been out with a fractured finger since March 6.
Jarrett Allen of the Cavaliers will compete in the Play-In Tournament
During Cleveland’s game against the Toronto Raptors, he sustained an injury. The Cavaliers have gone 7-11 in the final weeks of the regular season after Allen was out with a fractured finger.
During the 2020-21 season, Allen was acquired in the blockbuster four-team trade that sent James Harden from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets. The Cavaliers signed Allen to a five-year, $100 million contract after the season.
In 56 games prior to the injury, Allen was averaging 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 56 games. He was shooting 67.7% from the floor. For the first time in his career, he was named to the All Star Game this season.
If Allen is cleared to play, Cleveland’s prospects of making the playoffs will improve significantly. They will, however, play a Hawks squad that advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals last season.
The game between Cleveland and Atlanta will take place on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The victor will obtain the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed and will face the No. 1 Miami Heat in the first round. The season of the loser will come to an end.