When Allonzo Trier was playing for the Arizona Wildcats, he was as close as anyone to being a walking bucket. He scored with both volume and efficiency, averaging 21.3 points per 40 minutes on a slash line of .479/.378/.827 during his three-year career.
In his Summer League debut, Trier established that his scoring is complemented by an ability to create for others and defend when dialed in.
Trier did what he does best, scoring 15 points in 30 minutes for the Knicks against the Hawks. He shot 5-of-12 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line, which is evidence of just how crafty he can be on the drive.
Trier showed no fear when being tasked with finishing in traffic, as his stop-and-go style enabled him to weave through the defense and get to his spots.
Trier added six rebounds, four assists, and three steals in a performance that inevitably intrigued the Knicks. He made an impact when he was focused on defense, did an excellent job of hitting the open man when the defense collapsed, and converted a trio of gorgeous step-back jump shots.
Trier will play for the Knicks on a two-way contract in 2018-19. Performances like this could ensure that he spends as much time as possible with the main roster.