The Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to play the Brooklyn Nets in the Play-In Tournament without All-Star center Jarrett Allen. Despite Allen working out in recent days, the Cavs are unsure if he’ll play against the Nets.
Allen has been out since fracturing his left middle finger on March 6. The Cavaliers went 7-11 in the 18 games Allen missed down the stretch.
Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that there still isn’t a timeline for Allen’s return.
“It’s a structure thing first and foremost. You always want to make sure that it’s as healthy as it possibly can be. In his position, the banging that he does, on the rim, like blocking shots, all those things. Then it becomes pain tolerance. Then strengthening and his ability to use that finger. But he’s making steps. It’ll be one of those things where the day will come, and he’ll be ready to go.”