Jarrett Allen Trade Rumors: Odds of Cavaliers Center’s Future

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Eighth-year center Jarrett Allen is about to enter the penultimate season of the five-year, $100 million contract he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2021. It’s worth wondering whether he in it for the long haul with the franchise.

With that in mind, BetOhio.com, where the top Ohio sports betting promotions can be found, broke down some hypothetical odds on where Allen might go next, should Cleveland opt to start anew in the year ahead.

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Jarrett Allen Next Team Odds


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Allen is coming off a revelatory season with the Cavs. In 2023-24, he averaged a career-best 16.5 points per game on 63.4% field goal shooting. He also racked up 10.7 win shares and a Player Efficiency Rating of 21.8 in 77 games.

Allen failed to make his second NBA All-Star team in 2024 (he was an All-Star in 2021-22), but he proved to be an ironman in the paint for Cleveland this season. That may lead some to wonder if the 26-year-old could be off to greener pastures before the league’s regular season tips off this fall.

Where Will Allen Take His Talents Next?

The odds of Allen remaining with the Cavaliers are solid right now. We think it’s a 78.5% implied probability, or -365 odds, that the veteran will remain in Cleveland or, less likely, join a team outside of those on our odds board. We say the top outside suitor for the veteran center out of Austin, Texas, is the New Orleans Pelicans at +1250.

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The Pelicans need a frontcourt replacement for veteran big man Jonas Valanciunas, who signed on the opening day of NBA free agency with the Washington Wizards. That opening in New Orleans could make Allen an attractive option for the club this offseason.

Other contenders to sign the 6-foot-9 veteran include the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers at +3000 each. The Brooklyn Nets are the longshot candidate on our board at +3500.

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More About Teams That Could Seek To Acquire Allen

At Caesars Sportsbook Ohio, the Cavaliers have +5000 odds to win the 2024-25 NBA championship. The defending champion Boston Celtics are favored at +300 odds.

The Knicks have been aggressive this offseason, adding former Suns and Nets star Mikal Bridges for a handful of picks and appearing set on adding additional depth in free agency. Meanwhile, the Lakers have pretty much stood pat, other than their monster deal with LeBron James for two years and $104 million and signing his son, Bronny James, to a four-year, $7.9 million deal.

The Nets look like they’re set for a rebuild, dealing Bridges to the Knicks and looking like they’re set to tear down their roster to improve the team’s draft stock next summer.

One way or another, one NBA franchise is going to get their hands on Allen. We will see what happens to Cleveland Cavaliers championship odds if Allen takes his talents out of Cuyahoga County.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan writes for BetOhio.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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