Jarrett Allen Sounds Off On Nets Trade Amid Brooklyn’s Disappointing Playoff Run
It’s been over seven months since the Brooklyn Nets traded Jarrett Allen to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the blockbuster deal that allowed James Harden to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. Nevertheless, it seems like Allen is still feeling a bit salty about being sent packing by the Nets.
In a recent interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Allen came to the admission that he still thinks about this trade to this very day. The 23-year-old even went as far as saying that he believes he could have been a difference-maker for Brooklyn in the playoffs:
“I feel like I could’ve helped them. I’m not saying I would have been the No. 1 piece, but I feel like I could have had a hand in helping [the Nets] get to the Finals. It crossed my mind a couple of times, I’m not gonna lie to you,” Allen said, via Angelo Cuichawa of Clutch Points.
The Nets fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals after an epic series against the eventual champs. In his mind, Allen believes that he could have been the missing piece for Brooklyn in their quest to take down Giannis Antetokouonmpo and Co.
Injuries were one of the biggest factors that led to Brooklyn’s demise in the playoffs, and perhaps Allen could have stepped up for the Nets at a time that they needed it. Could he actually been the difference in the Bucks series? I guess we’ll never know. Allen clearly thinks so, though.