Why do people like this dirty player, who couldn't defend anyone, can't even shoot 3's that well, and is just overall the type of person who has a punchable face? I don't get it?I love this completely unfounded narrative of him being a bad defender, lol.
Yeah, it's a rather ridiculous narrative based on nothing in particular.
Allen is a good athlete with exceptional lateral mobility/agility and above average quickness. He's also smart and aggressive. His biggest limitation on that end is his size (not ideal for a SG). Allen is going to end up proving a lot of people completely wrong about his defense at the NBA level. He won't be an elite defensive player, but he projects to be at the very least a 'plus' defender.
His lateral quickness is actually not that great.. that's what I gathered from the few clips and games I've watched. He is explosive and quick, but we will see.
Like I said honestly I still don't want him here. Where would he even get minutes?
I think that would be more due to his weight. He's been listed at 205-210 throughout this season, but has cut down to 198. So I think he'd be fine.
He would definitely be better than Nader, and we will likely suffer injuries. Plus, if Smart walks he could be very useful. Good shooter, solid playmaker and defender, and has cleaned up his game a lot. I really couldn't care less about a guy who "hip-checked" a guy for a foul.
He's not the guy I want most at #27, but everyone acting like DiVincenzo is the obvious guy to pick after a good tourney and performing well against Combine scrubs is a bit over the top