Who’s This Guy: Lavoy Allen

Welcome back to “Who’s This Guy?” a look at the 2013-14 Sixers Roster. Yesterday we introduced you to deep bench player Tim Ohlbrecht. Today we get re-acquainted with hometown hero and Stacy Dash stalker Lavoy Allen.

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Name: Lavoy Allen

Position: PF/C

Number: 50

Age: 24

Height: 6’9

College: Temple

2013-14 Salary (per Basketball-Reference.com): $3.06 Million

2012-13 Stats (per Basketball-Reference.com): 21.1 MPG, 5.8 PPG. 5.0 RPG, 0.7 BPG, 0.9 APG

How Acquired: Drafted by the Sixers in the 2nd Round (50th Overall) in 2011

Pros: Allen showed some flashes of toughness and skill during the 2011-12 season. He has a good jumpshot, and can rebound well. When he wants to be he is very aggressive, and makes his man work. When he comes off the bench he has the ability to be an energy guy and pick his team up, however….

Cons: He really, really would rather take outside jumpers than bang down low and usually drifts too far away from the post on the offensive end. It seems that he is always getting out-muscled in the paint defensively. He is very passive on both ends of the court and was exposed as a bench player during this past season, disappointing his coach and his local fans. He even admitted that he wasn’t aggressive enough this past season.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s squad, Allen looks like a bench player. Even in games where he started strong, he faded quickly and was often benched for much of the second half. If you can’t play tougher than Spencer Hawes what good are you really?

Tomorrow: Arsalan Kazemi

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