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Cavaliers’ Jarrett Allen to replace James Harden in All-Star game, joining Darius Garland

Cavaliers’ Jarrett Allen to replace James Harden in All-Star game, joining Darius Garland

  • Cavaliers
Feb 15
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Cleveland Cavaliers player Jarrett Allen has been selected as a replacement for injured Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden in the All-Star game, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced on Monday.

Allen will join teammate Darius Garland and will play for Team LeBron, captained by former Cavalier and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

Cleveland head coach J.B. Bickerstaff had nothing but praise and support for his 23-year-old center,

“I’m not knocking anyone else and obviously I’m biased, but I don’t know of anybody who deserves it more,” Bickerstaff said prior to Silver’s announcement. “Jarrett and what he’s done for this team, we are where we are right now in a competitive Eastern Conference. He’s not out highlighting himself. All he worries about is helping this basketball team win and contribute at a high level. There is no other replacement in my mind.”

Fellow teammate Kevin Love also sang the same tune with Bickerstaff on Allen.

“He should have been named an All-Star reserve from the jump,” Love said. “But like Do (Rajon Rondo) and I told him, that doesn’t really matter how you get there. I really hope that he’s named. He’s been so consistent for us. He’s been a leader in that respect, brings it every single night.”

Allen has been averaging 16.2 points on 66.5 percent shooting from the field, along with 11.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks in 32.6 minutes of play per game.

The 2022 All-Star Game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.

  • Jarrett Allen

    Jarrett Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns.

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  • 2022 NBA All-Star Game

    The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will be an exhibition game played on February 20, 2022. It will be the 71st edition of the event.

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  • Darius Garland

    Darius Kinnard Garland is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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