Allonzo Trier arrived to the Knicks after going undrafted in 2018 despite a stellar 3 seasons at Arizona. Trier hadn’t even earned a spot on the team before his talents created high expectations among thousands of fans in the Big Apple. Just over a year from his spectacular presentation against the Hawks in The Garden, Trier in a now relegated to the end of the rotation.
Allonzo Trier’s rise to popularity did not come from nowhere. On the court Trier had earned the attention of the media and the affection of fans by being one of the most electrifying players. Allonzo Trier responded to the expectations he had generated. The Knicks rewarded Trier’s play offered him a contract of 7 million for 2 years.
Allonzo Trier‘s numbers in his first year were good enough for a reserve player:
Season average: 10.9 PPG
When playing 20+ minutes: 14.42 PPG
When playing 30+ minutes: 19.25 PPG
In his first year, Trier played 64 of the 82 games of the season, being the first to leave the bench and averaging 23 minutes per game, this year, he has barely seen action in 20 games.
As Ian Begley from SNY reported, a few days ago Mike Miller stated:
“I think he’s been really professional.” He’s one of the first ones in the gym every day getting work in. You watch his body language and his excitement on the sidelines, he’s into the games, he’s into his team. He’s been highly professional this year. ”
Allonzo’s minutes remain minimal, which makes us wonder, why has he been relegated to the end of the rotation?