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Nets exercise team options on Jarrett Allen, Dzanan Musa

BROOKLYN - The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2020-21 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard/forward Dzanan Musa.

Allen appeared in 80 games (all starts) in the 2018-19 season, registering averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. The Texas native was named a MTN DEW ICE Rising Star and participated in the Rising Stars game for Team USA during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Allen started five games for the Nets, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.0 minutes versus the Philadelphia 76ers. The 21-year-old, who was selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has appeared in 152 career games (111 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.4 blocks and 1.0 assists in 23.3 minutes per contest.

Musa appeared in nine games during his rookie season in 2018-19 and averaged 2.1 points in 4.4 minutes per contest. The 20-year-old also appeared in 36 games (34 starts) for Brooklyn's NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, last season, averaging 19.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 31.6 minutes per game. He played in the postseason for both teams as well, appearing in two games for Brooklyn and in five games (all starts) for Long Island. The Bosnia and Herzegovina native was selected by Brooklyn with the 29th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.