After a dreadful second round exit at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Nets fell short of their goal. A goal of bringing an NBA Championship to New York City. A familiar face around the streets of Brooklyn, Jarrett Allen, was traded in January in order for the Nets to acquire James Harden. On Sirius XM Radio, the rising star opened up with Brian Custer about what could have happened if he wasn’t traded:
“You know, that came through my head. Being able to just play with those group of guys. I feel like I could have helped them. I’m not saying I would have been the number one piece, but I feel like I could have had a hand in helping get to the Finals.”
Last season, the 23-year-old averaged 13.2 PPG while also grabbing 9.9 RPG after being traded to Cleveland. On the Nets prior to the trade, the Fro was putting up 11.2 PPG and 10.4 RPG while holding it down in the interior with 1.6 BPG. With his presence alone against a lengthy Bucks team, Allen surely would have had the biggest impact defensively for Brooklyn.
Source: Yahoo Sports