Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to build a young talented core for years to come mainly consisting of Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, and Jarrett Allen.
According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com, the Cavs intend to offer up to $100M to the 22-year-old center, who is expected to be a restricted free agent next offseason.
I’d expect Allen’s total number to creep close to $100 million, maybe even a bit north of that. It would put his salary around $20 million annually. Even though he’s a restricted free agent and the Cavs have sent clear signals that Allen isn’t going anywhere, the 22-year-old center will be one of the top free-agent targets.
Cleveland acquired Allen in a four-team trade that included in the blockbuster deal that sent James Harden to Brooklyn.
Since joining Cavs, the promising center has 28 appearances and 17 starts. He is averaging 13.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.8 blocks with Cleveland.