For three weeks, the Orlando Sentinel is going through the
alphabetically, evaluating players, as well as coach
and General Manager
, and assigning them grades for 2010-11.
Years with Magic/NBA:
2010-11 regular-season stats:
18 G, 9.9 mpg, .355 fg%, .000 3p%, .500 ft%, 1.8 rpg, 1.3 ppg
2010-11 advanced regular-season stats#:
.361 ts%, .355 efg%, 10.5 trb%, 92 oftg, 105 drtg
2011 postseason stats:
7.0 mpg, .000 fg%, .000 3p%, .500 ft%, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 ppg
2011 advanced postseason stats:
.266 ts%, .000 efg%, 8.5 trb%, 64 oftg, 103 drtg
Unrestricted free agent.
The Magic signed Allen to be a positive influence in the locker room and a dependable practice body, and Allen filled those roles this year when he was healthy. A hard-working guy who's played for eight teams throughout the last decade, Allen got along with his teammates this season and always provided wisdom when one of the younger Magic players asked him for advice. And injuries aside, he gave the team a fourth big man in practice so that
could spend some scrimmage time at center.
When the Magic were searching for a free-agent big man in late December, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said none of the available big men were as good as Allen. That's a debatable point, as Allen was largely ineffective during his rare time on the floor this year. His deteriorating athleticism — which was never elite to begin with — made it difficult for him to defend opposing centers or finish at the rim on offense.
Allen's one-year contract expires this summer, and it's unlikely the Magic will bring him back next season. If rookie
ready and Fran Vazquez remains in Spain, however, it's possible -- although still improbable -- the Magic would re-sign Allen as a third big man.
*All advanced statistics come from
. Here’s what they mean:
True shooting percentage, a measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account 2-point field goals, 3-point field goals and free throws.
Effective field-goal percentage, which adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal.
Total rebound percentage, an estimate of available rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor.
Offensive rating, an estimate of points produced per 100 possessions.
Defensive rating, an estimate of points allowed per 100 possessions.