Report: Raptors among strong suitors for Cavaliers' Allen

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The Toronto Raptors are expected to be among multiple teams with serious interest in Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent Jarrett Allen, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

It's unclear how many clubs will attempt to pry the big man from Cleveland this offseason. However, the Cavaliers and Allen reportedly have mutual interest, and Cleveland reserves the right to match any offers for the center as a restricted free agent.

Toronto has previously tried to trade for Allen, sources told Charania.

The Texas product played 51 games for the Cavaliers last season after being part of the four-team trade that landed James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets. Allen registered a career-high 13.2 points per game in Cleveland and averaged 9.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.4 blocks while shooting 60.9% from the field.

The 23-year-old's availability could be subject to change depending on how the Cavs conduct their draft Thursday. Former USC star Evan Mobley has been widely projected to fall to Cleveland at No. 3, which could create a logjam between him and Allen at center.

Report: Raptors among strong suitors for Cavaliers' Allen
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