PHILADELPHIA — As Nets center Jarrett Allen stood at his locker in a pink Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt, his teammate Jared Dudley was across the room dishing on him.
“To be honest with you, Jarrett Allen is probably the key to this franchise moving forward,” Dudley told reporters Tuesday night after the Nets were handily eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers, four games to one, in the first round of the N.B.A. playoffs.
Earlier that night, as the clock wound down on what would be a 122-100 Nets loss and the final game of their season, Dudley told Allen about his time in Milwaukee in 2014-15, when the Bucks went 41-41 and lost in the first round. The Bucks’ star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, with a pre-Greek Freak physique, was 20 years old and in his second season in the league. Allen, in his second season now, turned 21 on Sunday. In the five playoff games this season, he averaged 11 points and 6.8 rebounds.
“Four years ago, look at Giannis’s body,” Dudley told Allen on the bench as they discussed the off-season work ahead in the weight room. “Four years ago, when I played with him, to now.”
Allen and his spindly limbs had spent plenty of time splayed on the floor throughout the series with Philadelphia, courtesy of Joel Embiid’s sharp elbows and semi-truck frame.
“I need to get stronger,” Allen said with a smile. “The whole world knows I need to get stronger.”
There’s definitely something growing in Brooklyn, after the team’s first seven seasons in the borough, three under Coach Kenny Atkinson. Those in the locker room can feel it. That’s what makes this summer a pivotal time for the franchise, and especially critical for Allen, if he is indeed the future of the Nets.
At the season’s start, few expected the Nets to have a winning record, let alone reach the playoffs. They were considered a rebuilding team without a star. Instead, a castoff became an All-Star (D’Angelo Russell). The team recovered from a devastating November injury to its best player (Caris LeVert). Joe Harris, who led the N.B.A. in 3-point shooting this season at 47.4 percent, won the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend. Allen and Rodions Kurucs were invited to play in the Rising Stars game that weekend.
Allen is as unassuming as a 6-foot-11 player with a signature mushroom cloud of an Afro can possibly be. In that way, he is a prototypical Net, and a reason the team became easy to root for during its unexpected 42-40 season.
At a time when the league’s postgame news conferences have become a fashion showcase, the Nets are more gym rat than runway. After Game 5, Allen wore his video game tee, which had only slightly more flair than the long-sleeved white T-shirts worn by Harris and LeVert.
Allen plans to spend his off-season in the weight room, gaining muscle and girth, and on the court, improving his 3-point shooting to become more of an offensive threat rather than just a back-to-the-basket big. His ability as a shot blocker is already well established. Early in a December game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he became a meme when he rejected LeBron James’s one-handed tomahawk slam.
Allen’s reaction after that game typified his egoless approach to his position. “If you go up and you block it, you’re going to be on the highlight,” he said. “You get dunked on, you’re going to be on the highlight. So just go up and protect the rim.”
Though the team has already picked up Allen’s option for next season, it’s unclear who will be on the floor with him in 2019-2020.
Russell will be a free agent this summer, and though he would like to stay, he knows that it’s a business. He could become a casualty if the team chases one of the league’s top free agents, such as Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris or Kawhi Leonard.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with the roster, but we have a great group of guys,” Harris said. “We mesh really well together. You can see that with the way we play, the unselfish play, how competitive we are, how much we give for one another. I’m hopeful that we can maintain it.
“It’s sort of a low-maintenance group where guys generally care for one another. You’ve seen that all season long, with our bench celebrations, the high fives, the way we interact with one another, the continuity off the floor. You don’t typically get that with a lot of N.B.A teams,” Harris added. “It’s more aligned with what a college atmosphere is like. That’s what makes this team a little bit unusual. That’s what makes this team special, and that’s the reason we improved as much as we did and had the success that we did.”
Dudley, who will be a free agent this summer, has the perspective one might expect of a veteran with six teams and 12 N.B.A. seasons behind him.
“Brooklyn has to do what’s best for them,” Dudley said. “If I’m them, I’m going big-game hunting for the big fish.”B:
纷彩客资料大全【她】【是】【又】【嫉】【妒】【又】【无】【可】【奈】【何】。 【嫉】【妒】【得】【是】【刘】【青】【青】【这】【个】【贱】【人】【竟】【然】【能】【够】【得】【到】【乔】【少】【霆】【的】【宠】【爱】，【而】【无】【可】【奈】【何】【得】【是】【她】【现】【在】【已】【经】【和】【刘】【青】【青】【捆】【绑】【在】【一】【起】【了】，【刘】【青】【青】【在】【乔】【宫】【的】【地】【位】【越】【牢】【固】【对】【她】【越】【有】【好】【处】，【所】【以】【她】【除】【了】【眼】【睁】【睁】【看】【着】【刘】【青】【青】【受】【尽】【宠】【爱】【还】【有】【什】【么】【办】【法】！ 【刘】【青】【青】【察】【觉】【到】【了】【方】**【的】【嫉】【妒】。 【她】【立】【即】【上】【前】【亲】【亲】【热】【热】【挽】【住】【了】【方】**【的】
【皇】【宫】，【可】【以】【说】【是】【整】【个】【天】【下】【的】【中】【心】，【无】【数】【人】【想】【方】【设】【法】【也】【想】【进】【入】【这】【里】，【哪】【怕】【砍】【断】【子】【孙】【根】【也】【无】【缘】【无】【故】，【为】【的】，【就】【是】【那】【滔】【天】【的】【富】【贵】【和】【权】【力】。 【大】【殿】【内】，【茶】【水】【已】【经】【凉】【了】【又】【热】，【连】【续】【三】【次】，【皇】【帝】【才】【缓】【缓】【开】【口】。 “【你】【有】【什】【么】【办】【法】【能】【够】【铲】【除】【世】【家】？” 【下】【方】，**【一】【丝】【不】【苟】，【脸】【上】【始】【终】【带】【着】【沉】【稳】【之】【色】。 “【世】【家】【可】【以】【被】【削】【弱】【毁】【灭】
“【我】【全】【都】【要】！【这】【些】【通】【通】【都】【是】【我】【的】！” 【一】【个】【看】【着】【有】【些】【疯】【癫】【的】【白】【发】【壮】【汉】【突】【然】【闯】【入】【山】【洞】，【打】【破】【了】【两】【人】【的】【尴】【尬】。 【结】【果】【却】【陷】【入】【了】【一】【个】【三】【人】【同】【时】【尴】【尬】【的】【境】【地】。 【因】【为】【满】【心】【欢】【喜】，【打】【算】【大】【捞】【一】【笔】【的】【壮】【汉】【环】【视】【一】【圈】【发】【现】，【周】【围】【除】【了】【一】【扇】【热】【得】【烫】【手】【的】【门】【以】【外】，【到】【处】【都】【是】【空】【荡】【荡】【的】。 “【是】【不】【是】【你】【们】，【把】【宝】【物】【都】【带】【走】【了】！”【比】【二】【女】
“【老】【纪】，【续】【断】【你】【是】【还】【要】**【会】【长】【是】【吗】?” “.【嗯】。”【纪】【霆】【琛】【点】【头】。 “【我】【想】……”【江】【亦】【左】【还】【在】【酝】【酿】【怎】【么】【开】【口】，【毕】【竟】【兄】【弟】【说】【好】【一】【声】【一】【世】【一】【起】【走】，【谁】【先】【放】【手】【谁】【是】【狗】。 【他】【觉】【得】，【他】【现】【在】【好】【像】【要】【当】【狗】【了】。 【不】【得】【已】【的】【不】【得】【已】【而】【当】【狗】。 “**，【你】【是】【想】【去】【自】【由】【区】【吗】?”【纪】【霆】【琛】【的】【脸】【色】【沉】【下】【了】【些】。 【江】【亦】【左】【看】【着】【纪】
“【好】【了】，【时】【间】【不】【早】【了】，【周】【深】，【你】【和】【大】【福】【他】【们】【先】【回】【去】【休】【息】【吧】。” “【马】【克】，【你】【留】【下】【来】。” 【房】【间】【里】，【一】【通】【叙】【旧】【般】【的】【热】【聊】【之】【后】，【曾】【恪】【就】【下】【了】“【逐】【客】【令】”，【一】【天】【的】【训】【练】【下】【来】，【身】【体】【多】【少】【是】【会】【有】【些】【疲】【累】，【聊】【天】【嘛】，【什】【么】【时】【候】【都】【可】【以】，【这】【会】【儿】【还】【是】【让】【周】【深】【等】【人】【回】【去】【休】【息】。 【周】【深】【等】【人】【点】【点】【头】，【现】【在】【大】【家】【在】【同】【一】【支】【球】【队】【里】，【天】【天】纷彩客资料大全【发】【现】【女】【儿】【不】【见】【之】【后】，【闫】【月】【菡】【的】【父】【母】【非】【常】【紧】【张】，【找】【遍】【了】【女】【儿】【有】【可】【能】【去】【的】【地】【方】，【但】【还】【是】【没】【有】【找】【到】【女】【儿】【的】【下】【落】。 【到】【了】【这】【一】【步】，【闫】【月】【菡】【的】【父】【母】【彻】【底】【慌】【了】【神】，【连】【忙】【向】【辖】【区】***【报】【案】。 ***【的】【同】【志】【接】【警】【之】【后】【极】【其】【重】【视】，【一】【边】【联】【系】【指】【挥】【中】【心】【广】【泛】【散】【布】【寻】【人】【消】【息】，【一】【边】【以】【永】【和】【社】【区】【为】【中】【心】，【划】【定】【两】【公】【里】【的】【寻】【找】【范】【围】，【沿】【着】【各】【条】
【东】【海】【之】【上】，【一】【群】【选】【手】【踩】【着】【赛】【道】【追】【逐】。 【天】【渺】【踏】【着】【祥】【云】，【带】【着】【一】【队】【仙】【女】【们】【进】【行】【直】【播】。 “【现】【在】【领】【先】【的】【是】【巫】【门】【夸】【父】。【他】【使】【用】【昆】【仑】【山】【秘】【传】【的】‘【逐】【日】【追】【光】【步】’，【身】【如】【虹】【光】，【踏】【浪】【而】【行】。【在】【他】【身】【后】【是】【妖】【神】【毕】【方】，【这】【位】【妖】【神】【显】【化】【本】【体】，【化】【作】【流】【火】【紧】【紧】【咬】【住】【前】【面】【的】【大】【巫】【夸】【父】。” “【而】【自】【毕】【方】【之】【后】【的】【前】【十】【名】，【都】【是】【飞】【行】【类】【的】【妖】【神】【以】
【云】【美】【娴】【顿】【了】【顿】，【一】【双】【眸】【子】【里】【带】【着】【从】【容】【不】【迫】。 “【我】【和】【霍】【董】【也】【不】【过】【就】【是】【淡】【如】【水】【的】【君】【子】【之】【交】，【实】【在】【担】【不】【起】【招】【待】【二】【字】。 【而】【且】【我】【这】【个】【人】【一】【向】【都】【不】【善】【于】【交】【际】，【今】【天】【若】【不】【是】【儿】【子】【说】【公】【司】【年】【会】【让】【我】【来】【凑】【个】【热】【闹】，【我】【也】【不】【会】【出】【现】【在】【这】【样】【的】【场】【合】。” 【一】【段】【话】【就】【把】【来】【龙】【去】【脉】【说】【给】【咸】【亚】【萍】【听】，【虽】【然】【不】【确】【定】【咸】【亚】【萍】【到】【底】【都】【知】【道】【些】【什】【么】，【可】
“【还】【不】【会】【这】【么】【巧】，【正】【好】【是】【到】【了】【他】【们】【炼】【制】【转】【生】【眼】【的】【时】【候】【吧】！”【夜】【有】【些】【疑】【惑】，【同】【时】【也】【有】【些】【惊】【奇】。 “【如】【果】【真】【的】【是】【那】【样】【的】，【那】【可】【就】【真】【的】【是】【撞】【大】【运】【了】【啊】……”【夜】【嘴】【角】【扬】【起】【一】【丝】【微】【笑】，【然】【后】【身】【体】【瞬】【间】【加】【速】！ 【而】【随】【着】【距】【离】【越】【来】【越】【近】，【夜】【的】【面】【色】【也】【越】【来】【越】【好】【了】。【因】【为】【他】【发】【现】，【自】【己】【还】【真】【的】【是】【撞】【到】【了】【这】【个】【大】【运】！ 【直】【到】【他】【来】【到】【了】【这】