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Lavoy Allen | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 260
College: Temple
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (20) / PHI
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Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play on Thursday night against the Wizards.
That means Kevin Seraphin gets another start and a revenge game vs. his old team. Allen was a game-time call, so he should be ready after the break. Although, Thaddeus Young (wrist) should also be back, which would take away most of Allen's minutes. If you want to stream someone, give Seraphin, C.J. Miles or Glenn Robinson III a look.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Allen ruled out, Kevin Seraphin now becomes one of the more intriguing punt plays of the night, although that's not saying much given the two-game slate. We can likely pencil him in for around 25 minutes of court time, and given how thin PF is - Markieff Morris is the only "strong" option - Seraphin is viable in any format. His floor remains extremely low and Taj Gibson is the preferred cash game target, but Seraphin remains one of the few viable targets at the position. Feb 16 - 6:04 PM

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Lavoy Allen (knee) will be a game-time decision to face the Wizards on Thursday.

He was listed as doubtful and was a game-time decision on Wednesday, but Allen was ruled out fairly quickly compared to normal GTDs. If he is active, he will be coming off the bench with Kevin Seraphin sticking in the starting lineup. Seraphin had a nice revenge game against the Wizards on Friday with a 16-point effort, so he might be a decent option on a two-game night.
Feb 16 - 5:22 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Wizards.

Thaddeus Young (left wrist) is out again, so Kevin Seraphin will likely be relevant for at least one more game if Allen can't go -- Seraphin has played 25+ minutes in three out of his last four games. To be clear, there's very little upside here and Young should be ready after the break.
Feb 16 - 11:44 AM

Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

That means it should be Kevin Seraphin starting again and get around 25 minutes. Allen should be considered as questionable for Thursday night.
Feb 15 - 6:17 PM

Lavoy Allen (knee) is doubtful to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

He will go through warmups and is a game-time decision. Allen did not play in the last game, which allowed Kevin Seraphin to start and play 27 minutes with 12 points, four rebounds and one block. He could be looking at another decent chance, but is only a lukewarm punt on a 14-game night.
Feb 15 - 5:42 PM

Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

Allen did not play on Monday, which resulted in Kevin Seraphin moving into the starting five with Paul George being forced to log heavy minutes. If Allen is out again on Wednesday, it'll be more of the same. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Feb 14 - 3:54 PM

Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Spurs.

Thaddeus Young (wrist) will also be unavailable for Monday's game, and Rakeem Christmas is away from the team on a D-League stint, so we could see Kevin Seraphin move into the starting lineup tonight. Paul George will likely be asked to spend some extra time at the four-spot sans Young and Allen, which should open up some more minutes for Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles at the three-spot. Allen should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Even with the Pacers very thin at PF, this is still a situation best left untouched for DFS purposes. Kevin Seraphin isn't a lock to play more than 20-25 minutes by any stretch, as the Pacers will likely try to play small when possible with Paul George shifting up to the four, allowing them to give guys like Glenn Robinson, C.J. Miles or Monta Ellis a little extra run. You can avoid the Pacers on tonight's eleven game slate.

Lavoy Allen picked up six points, five rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes on Wednesday, as the Pacers fell at home 132-117 to the visiting Cavs.

Allen continues to log heavy minutes as a starter with Thaddeus Young (wrist) on the shelf. It looks like Indiana might just hold out Young through the All-Star break, giving him time to fully heal. If that does happen, Allen's small window of value gets propped open a bit longer.
Feb 8 - 10:12 PM

Lavoy Allen started again on Monday as Thaddeus Young sat out with a wrist injury, but hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Allen went off for 18 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block on Saturday, but never got it going tonight. Young's injury isn't thought to be serious, but is still an interesting DFS option any time Young is out. It just wasn't his night.
Feb 6 - 9:57 PM

Lavoy Allen started for Thaddeus Young (wrist) during a 105-84 win over the Pistons on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 32 minutes.

This was not a garbage-time special and Allen's play was a big reason why the Pacers thumped the Pistons so badly. His best quarter was eight points in the third, and he was hitting jumpers with five makes beyond 16 feet. Allen won't be this good and Thaddeus Young (wrist) is only day-to-day, so you would have to be dropping something you don't care about to grab him.
Feb 4 - 10:57 PM

Lavoy Allen will start for Thaddeus Young (wrist) against the Pistons on Saturday.

This could be a matchup based move against Jon Leuer on the other side. Lavoy has been known for his lack of stat output since his 76ers days, so he would only be an add in super deep leagues. We'll see more run from C.J. Miles, Monta Ellis and Glenn Robinson III.
Feb 4 - 5:29 PM

Lavoy Allen scored three points with three rebounds in 21 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

If Thaddeus Young (wrist) needs to miss time, Allen could be an option to start against bigger lineups. Obviously there just is no upside here in most formats.
Feb 3 - 11:48 PM

Lavoy Allen scored a season-high 10 points on Sunday, making 5-of-5 shots with one assist and a pair of rebounds in 15 bench minutes.

Allen's previous season high was six points, which he reached in the first quarter tonight. His play gave the Pacers' second unit a nice lift, but it would take a few injuries for Allen to emerge as a fantasy asset.
Jan 29 - 8:53 PM

Coach Nate McMillan said Lavoy Allen is "going to have to make me play him with what he does on the floor."

Allen previously said he's hoping for a double-double average, so that seems just a little unlikely. With Myles Turner locked in to bigger minutes, Al Jefferson backing him up, and C.J. Miles slated to play more four, there's not much here for Allen.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 05:55:00 PM

Lavoy Allen said that if he gets the opportunity, his goal for the upcoming season is to average a double double.

"We could go small. You don’t know what can happen," said Allen. "But I think one of the things that I do best is rebounding, and I think I can rebound with the best of them. I just try to get a double double every time I get out there." With the offseason additions of Thaddeus Young and Al Jefferson, this goal of Allen's is extremely unlikely to be realized. He owns career averages of 5.1 points and 5.0 boards per contest, and there's really not a league out there where Allen should be a draft day target.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
SG1C.J. Miles
2Monta Ellis
3Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin