SNY: Knicks guard Kadeem Allen looking to ‘earn a permanent roster spot’ in training camp

Ian Begley doing some work at his new SNY gig:

Kadeem Allen has spent most of his offseason in North Carolina, working out in preparation for his second season with the Knicks. He’s looking forward to making an impact in training camp.

“Just trying to show coach that I can compete at the highest level and I can play at the highest level,” Allen said of his goals entering the season. “Just trying to get out there and earn a permanent roster spot.”

Allen turned down several overseas offers with significant guaranteed money to remain with the Knicks because of his fit with the club. Allen will compete with Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton, Frank Ntilikina and others for minutes in the Knicks’ backcourt rotation.

Best of luck to Allen. He’s an easy player to root for.

ESPN: Bucks, Clippers top Caesars’ season-win totals

I don’t want to break up PoliticBlogger, but here is some basketball news from ESPN.com, “A blockbuster offseason that saw multiple superstars on the move has left the NBA without a consensus title favorite and put some oddsmakers in a conundrum of trying to figure out how the season will unfold.

Caesars Sportsbook posted season-win totals for each team Thursday afternoon. Seven teams opened with win totals greater than 50, led by the Milwaukee Bucks at 57. The Bucks won an NBA-best 60 games last season and are the clear-cut favorites in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers are next in the East at 54.5.”

The Knicks? 27 wins, seventh tied for fourth from the bottom, which is itself a tie between the Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers at 24 wins.

What do you folks think? Bet the under or the over?

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