Many poked fun at Allonzo Trier for missing a number of opportunities to create for his teammates. Trier eventually found his rhythm, however, and turned in what was easily his best performance of the 2018 Summer League thus far.
With Frank Ntilikina sidelined and Trier playing out of position, the former Arizona Wildcats star still managed to make his mark against the Lakers.
Trier played 30 minutes for the Knicks, recording 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three offensive boards, and one steal. He shot 8-of-13 from the field, buried a three-point field goal, and got to the charity stripe for seven free throw attempts.
It wasn’t a perfect performance by Trier, but when the Knicks needed a bucket, he continued to prove capable of taking his man off the bounce.
Trier will need to continued to prove himself as a guard who can help make other players better if he’s going to secure a future in New York. He’s an exceptionally crafty scorer, however, with every skill in the book and the acrobatic finishes around the rim to excite even the most jaded of fans.
If Trier can continue to show improvement with his willingness to find the open man, he could be a high-level sixth man in the NBA.