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    NBA Rookie Kadeem Allen Quietly Shining With the G League Maine Red Claws

    In 32 games with the Maine Red Claws this season, Allen owns averages of 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

    ERIE, PA - NOVEMBER 10: Kadeem Allen #5 of the Maine Red Claws looks to pass the ball against Roscoe Smith #14 of the Erie Bayhawks and Josh Magette #9 of the Erie Bayhawks during an NBA G-League game on November 10, 2017 at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Matt Durisko/NBAE via Getty Images)

    Given the talent and success of the Boston Celtics this season, it’s no wonder rookie Kadeem Allen has flown under the radar.

    Allen has quietly impressed during his time with the G League Maine Red Claws, showing elite-level defense, a smooth ability to get to the rim and the ability to defend multiple positions.

    I spoke with Allen before his Feb. 25 game against the Windy City Bulls about everything from his impact on defense to life in the G League to his communication with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens.

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