Allen playing for the Nuggets.
|No. - Free agent|
|Date of birth: June 27, 1978|
|Place of birth: Willingboro, New Jersey|
|Height: 6 ft 10 in||Weight: 255 lbs|
|NBA Draft: 2000; Undrafted|
|Debut: 2001 for the Miami Heat|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Malik Allen at NBA.com|
Allen was undrafted after a college career at Villanova University, and began his career with the Miami Heat. He has also played for the Charlotte Bobcats, and has averaged seven points per game through his career.
Allen attended Shawnee High School in Medford, New Jersey — an upper middle-class, predominantly white, Christian community that had a nationally ranked basketball team in the early to mid-nineties. Though he was one of few African-American students in high school, he was widely accepted by teachers and students, and became a local hero — carrying the team to a state championship in 1994-95 and 1995-96 as a junior. He averaged 21 points per game during his sophomore year.
On February 19, 2008, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Jason Kidd and Antoine Wright in exchange for Keith Van Horn, Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager, $3 million cash and 2008 and the Mavericks' 2010 first round draft pick.