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

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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.