Ex-Net Jarrett Allen to replace ex-Net James Harden in NBA All-Star Game | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Couldn't connect with Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Monday / July 4.
  • Ex-Net Jarrett Allen to replace ex-Net James Harden in NBA All-Star Game

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    One ex-Net will replace another in the NBA All-Star Game.

    Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen was named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden on Team LeBron in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. Harden will not play because of a left hamstring injury. He was selected by NBA head coaches as a reserve.

    The matchup between Team LeBron and Team Durant in the 71st NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, airing live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States and reaching fans in 215 countries and territories in 59 languages.

    Allen has earned his first NBA All-Star selection.  He is averaging a career-high 16.2 points, a career-high 11.1 rebounds and 1.35 blocked shots in 49 games this season.  A five-year NBA veteran, Allen ranks ninth in the league in rebounds per game and 13th in blocks per game.  He also ranks second in the NBA in field goal percentage at a career-high 66.5 percent and tied for sixth in double-doubles with 30.

    The 23-year-old Allen is the second Cleveland player to be named a first-time NBA All-Star this season, joining guard Darius Garland, who was drafted by Team Durant.  Behind Allen and Garland, the Cavaliers (35-22) have the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.

    Below are the rosters for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.

    TEAM LEBRON
    Player (Team)Pos.Ht.Wt.BirthdatePrior to NBA/Home CountryAll-Star Selections
    Jarrett Allen (Cleveland)+C6-1024304/21/98Texas/USA1
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)*F6-1124312/06/94Filathlitikos/Greece6
    Jimmy Butler (Miami)F6-723009/14/89Marquette/USA6
    Stephen Curry (Golden State)*G6-319803/14/88Davidson/USA8
    DeMar DeRozan (Chicago)*G/F6-622008/07/89USC/USA5
    Luka Dončić (Dallas)G6-723002/28/99Real Madrid/Slovenia3
    Darius Garland (Cleveland)G6-118601/26/00Vanderbilt/USA1
    James Harden (Philadelphia)^G6-522008/26/89Arizona State/USA10
    LeBron James (L.A. Lakers)*#F6-925012/30/84St. Vincent-St. Mary HS/USA18
    Nikola Jokić (Denver)*C7-028402/19/95Mega Basket/Serbia4
    Donovan Mitchell (Utah)G6-322209/07/96Louisville/USA3
    Chris Paul (Phoenix)G6-117505/06/85Wake Forest/USA12
    Fred VanVleet (Toronto)G6-020002/25/94Wichita State/USA1
    Head Coach: Monty Williams (Phoenix) *Starter              #Captain^Injured/Will Not Play+Injury Replacement


    Written by

    [email protected]

    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.