Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Center Jarrett Allen is due to go through the warm-up with the intention of playing against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday but will make a final decision at game time, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski by ESPN.
Allen has not competed since breaking his left middle finger on March 6 during a game against the Toronto Raptors.
After Allen’s injury, the Cavaliers went 7-11 to fall from sixth in the Eastern Conference to eighth and the play-in tournament, where they lost 115-108 to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday in their first two chances. their first to advance to the knockout round .
The winner of Friday’s game between the Cavaliers and the Hawks will face top seed the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs starting Sunday.
Allen earned his first All-Star nod this year and averaged 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds during the regular season.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/33744820/cleveland-cavaliers-jarrett-allen-go-warm-ups-possible-return-vs-atlanta-hawks-sources-say Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jarrett Allen will go through a warm-up before he can return to the Atlanta Hawks, sources say