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.