Not only is Cleveland hosting the ’22 NBA All-Star weekend, but two Cavs will be playing in the annual All-Star game after Jarrett Allen was named as a replacement for the injured 76ers superstar James Harden.
Cleveland’s Jarrett Allen has replaced James Harden in the NBA All-Star Game.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 14, 2022
Darius Garland is the other player that will be representing the Cavaliers at the All-Star game. Both Garland and Allen will be on Team LeBron this year.
Cleveland officially has TWO All-Stars this season.
— Whistle (@WhistleSports) February 14, 2022
As of Monday, Allen has averaged a career-high 16.2 points and 11.2 rebounds, along with 1.4 blocks per game as a vital piece of the Cavs’ three-headed monster of seven-footers that Coach J.B. Bickerstaff has utilized throughout the season.
The Cavs have been the darling of the NBA as they’ve seemingly taken a considerable step forward as playoff contenders, sitting at third in the Eastern Conference at 35-22.