Cavaliers All-Star Center Out Indefinitely

Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen will be out indefinitely, as he has a fractured finger. 

With the Cavaliers aiming to climb in the Eastern Conference standings, it certainly isn't beneficial that Allen is going to be out. In 56 games this season, he has averaged 16.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. It's been a career year for the 23-year-old, and he made it to his first All-Star Game in the process. However, now his excellent season will have to be put on pause. 

At this juncture of the campaign, the Cavaliers are sixth in the Eastern Conference. However, they are only 2.5 games behind the second-place Philadelphia 76ers, so they certainly are capable of passing several teams. Losing a player of this importance does not help their chances, however.

From here, we will have to wait for an official estimated recovery time for Allen. Hopefully, he doesn't have to be sidelined too long and will be present for the postseason. 

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