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Lavoy Allen | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 260
College: Temple
Contract: view contract details

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Lavoy Allen said he hasn't been promised to play major minutes.
"If I come in at 290, overweight and sloppy, I'm not going to be playing major minutes," Allen added. The Pacers have one of the thinnest frontcourts in the NBA, so Allen should be in line for playing time. He'll compete with Myles Turner, Jordan Hill, Ian Mahinmi, Shanye Whittington and newly-added Rakeem Christmas. Jul 29 - 5:55 PM

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Lavoy Allen's three-year, $12 million deal with the Pacers is now official.

Allen is expected to earn minutes at both PF and C this season, as the Pacers shift to a faster-paced philosophy with smaller lineups. "I think it’s going to be a nice little battle during training camp vying for the power forward and center spot since it’s wide open right now," Allen said. "That’s one of the main reasons they brought me back was the talk about playing more uptempo." Nothing about Allen's game suggests he'll offer standard-league fantasy value this season.
Jul 28 - 7:31 PM

President Larry Bird said Lavoy Allen will play more at power forward and center next season.

The Pacers have some frontcourt depth issues and Allen projects to be in the rotation off the bat. With the team set to play Paul George at power forward more, Allen is more likely to be the center in lineups. He's not worth drafting in almost any league, though.
Jul 27 - 3:24 PM

The Pacers have agreed to give Lavoy Allen a multiple-year deal.

The 6'9 forward picked up plenty of time at center this year in the second unit, averaging 5.0 points, 5.1 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.2 steals last season. He fell out of the rotation down the stretch last year while the Pacers were getting healthy, though. Allen might get more run next year with David West headed out of town.
Jul 2 - 7:59 PM

The Pacers and free agent Lavoy Allen have mutual interest but they're not expected to have "deep discussions" as soon as free agency begins.

David West is a free agent and the Pacers are reportedly shopping Roy Hibbert, so a few key dominoes will fall before Indy turns their attention to Allen. He improved his conditioning in his fourth NBA season and became a reliable part of Indy's bench rotation, averaging 5.0 points, 5.1 boards and 0.7 blocks in only 17 minutes per game.
Jun 30 - 11:02 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) will play Friday vs. the 76ers.

He's going to play limited minutes off the bench, and with averages of 6.5 points and 6.5 rebounds on the season, he's not going to do enough to warrant ownership in most leagues.
Feb 20 - 12:41 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is expected to play against the 76ers on Friday.

He was a game-time decision for their last game on Feb. 11, but didn't play. Allen should be ready to go and play as a backup center behind Roy Hibbert. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 18 - 7:33 PM

Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) has been ruled out vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Allen has now missed six straight games and he'd logged a combined 16 minutes in the Pacers' previous eight games. The All-Star time comes at a great time, allowing his knee to fully recover, but there's no incentive to own him while Roy Hibbert, David West, Luis Scola and Ian Mahinmi are all healthy.
Feb 11 - 6:55 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Ian Mahinmi (ankle) is also questionable, meaning Luis Scola could continue to see an uptick in minutes off the bench if Allen sits this one out. Considering that Allen wasn't in the rotation prior to suffering the knee injury, owners in most leagues can leave him on the wire.
Feb 11 - 1:34 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Allen doesn't play enough minutes to matter in most leagues, so whether he plays or not should be of no concern for owners in standard leagues. If he's forced to sit, Luis Scola would pick up his reserve minutes, but he too is a negligible option in standard leagues.
Feb 10 - 3:55 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play on Monday against the Spurs.

Allen also missed Sunday's affair, and he hasn't played since the calendar turned to February. There is currently no timetable for his return.
Feb 9 - 11:03 AM

Lavoy Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

With both Allen and Ian Mahinmi (ankle) unavailable for Sunday's game, Luis Scola will likely pick up most of their reserve minutes. However, with averages of 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds on the season, Scola can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 5:21 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

He has missed the Pacers' last three games, but he has reportedly made some improvement in recent days. However, Allen wasn't a major part of the rotation prior to his injury so there is no need to add him in almost any league. If Allen continues to sit out, Luis Scola will see a few extra minutes off the bench.
Feb 7 - 1:56 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Friday.

This will be his third straight game on the sidelines and the fact that Indiana ruled him out so quickly doesn't bode well for his status moving forward. Allen can now be dropped in almost all leagues, and with Ian Mahinmi also sidelined, Luis Scola will see a few extra minutes off the bench.
Feb 5 - 2:56 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Luis Scola and Ian Mahinmi will likely split most of Allen's reserve minutes, though neither guy can be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
Feb 3 - 2:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Rodney Stuckey
3Toney Douglas
SG1Monta Ellis
2Joseph Young
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Paul George
2Lavoy Allen
3Jordan Hill
4Rakeem Christmas
5Kadeem Jack
C1Ian Mahinmi
2Myles Turner
3Shayne Whittington