Atlanta Hawks: When does John Collins sit in the 2017 top-ten redraft

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Atlanta Hawks redrafting 2017 top 10)  Jarrett Allen moves towards the top

Originally taken with the 22nd pick in the 2017 draft, Jarrett Allen has shown himself to be a solid option for a starting center role. He showed during his time with the Brooklyn Nets that he was a tremendous rim protector who could elevate and finish at the rim with the best of them.

Allen has continued to develop into a really good athletic old-school big. Last season he averaged a double-double with 12.8 points and 10.0 rebounds. This was despite changing teams midway through the season, moving from the Nets to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a result of the James Harden trade.

However, there are limitations to Allen’s game that stop him from moving any further up in the draft. As stated earlier, he is an old-school big, he hits his field goals at 61.1 percent but has made 17 of only 85 shots from behind the arc, good for 20.0 percent. On top of this Allen is a poor free-throw shooter, only making 69.6 percent of his attempts from the line

It is unlikely that Allen will develop these areas of his game too much but he has shown that he is much better than the draft slot that he was taken in.