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Dontaie Allen could start getting some playing time, according to John Calipari

It sounds like Allen may play this season after all.

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After the Kentucky Wildcats beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Coach Cal dropped some news on freshman Dontaie Allen in his post-game press conference.

According to Calipari, he might start playing Allen a little here and there after Allen had a couple workouts, and looked good, in said workouts.

“Dontaie (Allen) met with me. We are going to give him a little time to condition. I may start playing Dontaie. Came in and said… you know, he went through a workout like with our team, like doing individuals, and I had never seen him go that hard, like ever,” said Calipari of Allen in his recovery from multiple injuries, including a broken collarbone and a torn ACL.

“I went, “That’s who you are now? Are you ready to go?” But what I don’t want to do is use his year if I don’t intend to play him. I’m not going to play him 30 seconds or a minute and use his year up. I won’t do that to the kid.”

Calipari made sure to note that he would not waste Allen’s year if he was not going to seriously use Allen in the rotation, but according to Calipari, “we’re down to two, and the rent is due.”

With the recent departure of Kahlil Whitney, Allen could provide another body for the Cats and could provide another shooting threat from the outside to help space the floor.

Let’s hope we get to see the 2019 Kentucky Mr. Basketball in action this season.

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