Malik Allen

Malik Omar Allen is a professional basketball player from the United States of America who plays as a power forward. Allen played at the Villanova University following which he decided to declare for the 2000 NBA Draft. However, after not being picked by any team, he was forced to turn to the ABA where he signed for the San Diego Wildfire and then with the Trenton in the International Basketball League.

After spending 2000-01 with these teams, Allen was signed up by the Miami Heat in 2001 where he just played 12 games in his rookie season. The following year, 2002-03, Allen played 80 games with the Heat and started 73 of those games scoring at 9.6 points per game with 5.3 rebounds. He played with the Heat for two more years although his appearances saw a strong dip to just 45 in 2003-04 and then to 14 in 2004-05.

In 2004-05, Allen was traded out to the Charlotte Bobcats where he finished the season with 22 games before becoming a free agent. Allen was signed up by the Chicago Bulls for a 2-year deal in 2005.

Although Allen was part of 54 games in the first year and then 60 in the next, he was rarely anything but average on court with a 4.5 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game average over the two seasons. In 2007-08, Allen first moved to the New Jersey Nets where he played 48 games at 5.4 points per game before being traded out to the Dallas Mavericks for the remainder of the season.

At the end of the season, Allen signed up with the Milwaukee Bucks and played 49 games for the Bucks at 3.2 points per game with 2.1 rebounds. At the end of the season, the Bucks traded Allen out to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Sonny Weems and Walter Sharpe. Post September 16, 2010, Orlando Magic team signed up Allen to an undisclosed deal.

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