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“Having a chance to try to start fresh from the beginning is something I really look forward to.”
- Allen on the 2003-04 season
After an off-season spent working out and playing for Team USA in the FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Allen is ready to go for the 2003-04 season. He seeks to answer an important question – can he and the Sonics maintain their performance during his two months with the team over a full season? The answer is probably yes. While Allen stepped up his performance and was a more aggressive part of the Sonics offense than he had been in Milwaukee, more playing time in Seattle also helped explain the increases in his per-game averages. Playing only 36 minutes per game with the Bucks hid some of Allen’s excellence.