After Summer League ended, we saw Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson remain as the highlights of the team. They deserve all the praise, as it seems that the Knicks have struck gold with both of their selections at the 2018 NBA Draft.
Another pleasant Summer League surprise, however, came in the form of former Arizona Wildcats shooting guard Allonzo Trier.
Now, all excitement and expectations should be tempered for Summer League action, even with the emergence of the Knicks’ picks. In saying that, Trier showed some flashes at both guard spots, including a run at point guard when Frank Ntilikina was sidelined with a groin injury.
Distributing was never Trier’s forte at Arizona, and he was still showing signs of that at the beginning of Summer League.
Although, he did show signs as a capable passer as Summer League progressed, and displayed ball-handling skills that may help him make the transition to point guard some day.
Otherwise, Trier backed up the two-way contract that the Knicks gave him, as he was able to penetrate through the defense and finish through contact. Given the fact that he’ll have time to develop and grow stronger with the option to play in the G-League, Trier could become a valuable asset for the future.
For now, the Knicks’ roster is filled with guards, leaving Trier at the bottom of a filled depth chart. He likely won’t get much playing time this season, barring any injury to the rotation.
Verdict: Signed to a two-way contract, Allonzo Trier will spend a majority of his first year with the New York Knicks in the G-League.