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Jarrett Allen targeted for offseason trade

Published May 10, 2024 at 5:24 PM
Kevin Barreau
May 10, 2024  (5:24 PM)

Alright, hoops heads, buckle up because the NBA offseason is already heating up with some juicy trade whispers! The New Orleans Pelicans have their eyes set on a big prize—Jarrett Allen from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yeah, you heard it right! The Pelicans are looking to make a splash and fill a big gap with Allen stepping into the paint.

NBA insider Will Guillory dropped the news that the Pelicans tried to grab Allen this season, but the Cavs clung tight to their star center. Now, with Jonas Valančiūnas likely on his way out, New Orleans is hungrier than ever to land Allen, whose stats are nothing to scoff at with averages of 16.5 points and 10.5 boards this season.

But here's where it gets sticky—Allen's battling a rib contusion that's knocked him out of crucial playoff games, and the updates are far from promising. Shams Charania let slip that Allen's discomfort is a serious hurdle, clouding his return timeline.

For the Pelicans, snagging Allen could be a game-changer, injecting some much-needed brawn and hustle into their lineup. But for the Cavs, it's all about the Donovan Mitchell drama—will they lock him down, or will the dominoes start to fall? Keep your eyes peeled, folks. This offseason drama is just getting started, and I'm all here for it! Will the Pelicans pull off this major move? Let's just say, I wouldn't bet against them.

Source Hoopswire: Report: Pelicans Could Try To Acquire Jarrett Allen From Cavaliers This Offseason
Source Sporting News: How long is Jarrett Allen out? Rib injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Cavaliers center
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