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Watch Nets’ Jarrett Allen reject Blake Griffin’s dunk attempt

Brooklyn Nets Media Day

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Jarrett Allen #31 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a portrait during Media Day at the HSS Training Facility on September 24, 2018 in New York City. 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. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Blake Griffin doesn’t attack the rim as often as he used to, but when he does he still can go in with force. Griffin remains an elite athlete.

Brooklyn’s Jarrett Allen shut Griffin down at the rim Monday night — this is a block-of-the-year candidate in the preseason.

That’s not going to come up in Griffin’s comedy routines.

Jarrett Allen is going to be something special. D’Angelo Russell poured in 25 for the Nets on the night. Brooklyn isn’t going to be good this season, but as they have been the last couple of seasons they are going to make opponents work and be a tough out every night.