July 14, 2011 |
In a perfect world, Lavoy Allen would be playing with a Sixers summer-league team, impressing management so much that it would be preparing to throw a guaranteed contract at its second-round draft choice. This is not a perfect world or anything close to it in the NBA these days. So, as the league's lockout continues, Allen has done the prudent thing. The Big 5 Player of the Year from Temple signed a contract with Strasbourg in France. "I got the offer not even a week ago," Allen said last night.
October 21, 2013 |
Sixers coach Brett Brown said he heard Lavoy Allen had overslept. Rookie guard Khalif Wyatt heard Allen was sick. Either way, Allen missed Saturday morning's open practice at the Palestra, and Brown said he will take care of it. "It's all part of the culture, the culture we're trying to get right," Brown said. "We will deal with him - I will deal with him. What else can you say?" On Friday, Twitter posts reported, Allen was at Temple basketball's Cherry and White night at the Liacouras Center.
May 9, 2010 |
Temple junior forward Lavoy Allen withdrew his name from consideration for next month's NBA draft on Saturday, the final day for non-seniors to declare their intentions per NCAA rules. Allen was unavailable for comment yesterday, but Owls coach Fran Dunphy spoke about his star player's decision. "I'm happy for him, and I'm happy for the program, because it was the right thing to do," Dunphy said. "We move on, and hopefully, this time next year, he will be in a much more advantageous position.
October 29, 2012 |
Lavoy Allen entered his rookie season with the 76ers without the highest of profiles. He had starred at Pennsbury High and Temple, but Allen, the 50th overall selection in the 2011 NBA draft, probably exceeded the expectations of Sixers fans simply by making the team. Even better, Allen contributed as a rookie and became a vital frontcourt performer in the postseason for the Sixers. This season, his profile, and likely his playing time, will rise. Even with the addition of Andrew Bynum, Allen was expected to see his share of time at power forward and possibly center.
February 11, 2013 |
The wiggle room the 76ers had last year heading into the all-star break is nonexistent this time around. A 20-9 start last season helped the Sixers survive a 15-22 finish that began with a momentum-killing five-game losing streak right before the break. They led the Atlantic Division at the all-star break last year. Before they reach the break this season, the fourth-place Sixers know the importance of games against the Los Angeles Clippers (36-17) and the Milwaukee Bucks (25-24)
February 12, 2013 |
AS SPENCER HAWES said a few days ago, these are the dog days of the NBA season with two more games, including Monday hosting Brooklyn, before the Sixers start the All-Star break. While minds start to wonder and bodies yearn for much-needed rest, coaches try to bleed any sort of energy from their team. Coach Doug Collins is looking to tap into newly signed guard Jeremy Pargo and starting center Lavoy Allen. Pargo, who torched the Sixers earlier this season for 28 points as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, played 29 minutes in Saturday's 87-76 win over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats and contributed 12 points and six assists.
April 12, 2013 |
One of the primary challenges for the 76ers over the summer and into next season will be to push forward/center Lavoy Allen not to level off too soon. Allen was one of the team's biggest surprises last season as a rookie who was selected with the 50th pick in the 2011 draft. The Sixers rewarded him with a two-year, $6 million contract, but Allen has shown only marginal improvement this season. Allen averaged 4.1 points and 4.9 rebounds as a rookie; he was averaging 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds through 74 games.
February 1, 2013 |
THE PRIDE of the Cherry and White was evident even in an empty hallway in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center. Sixers forward Lavoy Allen was asked if he had a rooting interest in Sunday's Super Bowl. "Ravens," he said. "Because of Bernard Pierce. " Allen and Pierce's Temple careers overlapped for two basketball seasons (2009-11) and though Allen said they may not have been daily phone buddies, they would have occasional conversations. "But I've been following him and know that he's been doing real well," Allen said of Pierce, who is Baltimore's second-string running back.
July 12, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Second-year power forward Lavoy Allen officially re-signed with the 76ers on Wednesday. The Temple product got a two-year deal reportedly worth about $6 million. "I wasn't really sure how much I was going to get," Allen said. "I'm just thankful that they offered me to come back and I can be with the 76ers the next two years. " The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Allen averaged 4.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 41 games, including 15 starts, during the regular season. The rookie elevated his play in the postseason, averaging 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.
March 27, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - All 76ers coach Doug Collins could do was point to his head. There were no words forthcoming, just a finger to his temple. The question posed to Collins following Sunday's 117-103 win over the Sacramento Kings, which snapped a 15-game road losing streak, was: "What got into Lavoy Allen, and how come he can't play like this more often?" Allen posted a career-high 20 points in the win, only the second time in 17 games he has hit double figures. His minutes had dwindled drastically of late as the dreaded "plays with little passion" tag has grown larger and larger throughout the season.