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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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With George Hill (illness) out on Wednesday, Lavoy Allen had seven points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes as a fill-in starter.
"[Allen] is just one of those guys who does everything right," said coach Frank Vogel. "He’s a big, strong body that you can’t post him up, you can’t pound him, you can’t beat him on the glass. I think he’s one of those glue guys that makes everybody better." His glue-guy status hasn't yielded fantasy value this season, unfortunately, and he should remain unowned in typical leagues. Nov 18 - 10:04 PM

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Lavoy Allen will start and Chase Budinger will move to the bench against the 76ers on Wednesday.

Well, the 76ers decided to move Nerlens Noel to the bench to match up with the Pacers, so that may change the plan here. Allen isn't a high-volume player and doesn't block shots, so he's not a strong player to use in daily fantasy leagues.
Nov 18 - 5:35 PM

Lavoy Allen played 28 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with six points, six boards, one assist and two steals.

He basically picked up all of Myles Turner's (hand) minutes tonight. Allen also got the start in the second half while C.J. Miles (face) was being checked out. Still, Allen is one of the worst per-minute guys in fantasy, so he's more of a 16-team guy for the next two months.
Nov 13 - 10:27 PM

Lavoy Allen replaced C.J. Miles (head) in the starting lineup for the second-half of Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

The Pacers haven't yet given an update on Miles, but given that he wasn't on the floor while Indiana warmed up for the second-half, it looks like he'll miss the remainder of the game. We'll let you know how Allen does once the game concludes.
Nov 13 - 8:20 PM

Lavoy Allen is expected to come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

The Pacers plan on going small with Paul George at the four, but their lineups could change all season based on the matchups and we could see Allen get another start in the near future. That being said, he is only an option in really deep leagues.
Nov 8 - 9:28 AM

Lavoy Allen started at power forward against the Heat on Friday, scoring four points with five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

Even if Allen had guaranteed minutes he would struggle to stay on the fantasy radar. He can be ignored.
Nov 7 - 12:59 AM

With C.J. Miles (ankle) unavailable, Lavoy Allen will remain in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

Allen racked up 11 rebounds and seven points during his last start, and with a favorable matchup against the Heat, he's someone worth considering as a punt play in daily leagues. With Allen in the starting lineup, Paul George will likely shift back to the small forward position.
Nov 6 - 6:31 PM

Lavoy Allen had seven points, 11 rebounds and one assist as a fill-in starter vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

He started because both C.J. Miles (ankle) and Ian Mahinmi (back) were out, so Paul George shifted to his typical SF position. Miles and Mahinmi are both day-to-day, so Allen could return to the bench as soon as Friday.
Nov 4 - 10:01 PM

Lavoy Allen will start against the Celtics on Wednesday.

The Pacers will go with a bigger lineup more out of necessity because Ian Mahinmi (back) and C.J. Miles (ankle) are out. While coach Frank Vogel has praised Allen for playing both PF and C, he doesn't really block shots and usually has a usage rate in the low teens. Also, this starting unit has played together for just three possessions on the season. There isn't much upside for him as a DFS play.
Nov 4 - 5:27 PM

Lavoy Allen drew a start at power forward in Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs, scoring eight points with 10 boards and one assist in 31 minutes.

The Pacers experimented with another traditional lineup due to the size of the Bulls, but they were still able to get off to a quick start with two bigs on the floor. Allen isn't expected to start this season but he does project to be in the rotation, so he is only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues for now. It should be noted that Jordan Hill missed tonight's game with a sore back and Myles Turner got the night off.
Oct 20 - 10:30 PM

Lavoy Allen will start at power forward on Tuesday against the Bulls.

This will probably make Paul George happy. Jordan Hill (back) is out, so Allen getting the start is slightly misleading. He will be in the rotation and projects as the fourth big man, which isn't a great thing if George is going to play minutes at the four.
Oct 19 - 2:57 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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