Grayson Allen was known for being somewhat of a problematic enigma when he was playing at Duke. If you were wondering why haven’t you heard much about Allen in his rookie year, you’re not alone. The Utah Jazz feels the same way. Earlier this week, Allen was demoted to the G League farmhouse, the Salt Lake City Stars.

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Allen has appeared in 14 games this season for the Jazz with one start. He is averaging 4.6 points and 0.4 assists a night while shooting 34.5 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range.


Allen has seen his playing time diminish as the season progressed, and the acquisition of veteran guard Kyle Korver did him no favors in terms of seeing the hardwood.

This is the second time Allen has been assigned to the G League this season, and the announcement noted he helped lead Salt Lake to a 40-point victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday with 26 points and four three-pointers.

Allen became a household name during his four seasons at Duke. He won a national championship and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team in 2015 and averaged as many as 21.6 points a night when he was a sophomore. He was also a lightning rod for controversy after tripping opponents multiple times.