Allonzo Trier Rumors

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Allonzo Trier
Allonzo Trier
Position: -
Born: 01/17/96
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $3,551,100
Since the season ended, the Cavs have considered a number of possibilities. With limited salary cap space — and a desire to avoid the tax — they couldn’t claim Theo Pinson or Allonzo Trier. While they revisited a deal with Trier after he cleared waivers, the former Knicks guard was looking for more money and a different contract structure than the Cavs were willing to give. Members of the front office also questioned his fit alongside young guards Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr. and Collin Sexton.
Storyline: Allonzo Trier Free Agency
Trier will be a free agent and only Leon Rose, expected to take over the presidency next week, can change his Knicks’ fortunes and demand Miller try him in the rotation spot. The Knicks rank 27th in 3-point shooting at 33.4 percent. Trier knows room for him exists in an NBA that emphasizes 3-point shooting because of new analytics “I’m confident in me as a player,’’ Trier said. “I know what I bring to the table. I know what I can do. And how hard I work at this game.
Storyline: Allonzo Trier Free Agency
When garbage time cometh, Trier entered the contest, played the game’s final 6:22 with the club down 23. All Trier did was drain both his 3-pointers and go 3-for-4 from the field, 1-of-2 from the free-throw line for nine points. He finished a plus-12. It seems anytime he gets his garbage-time chance and comes in ice cold, he knocks down shots. “It’s one of those you don’t take credit for doing your job,’’ said Trier, who is shooting 35.4 percent from 3. “It’s part of the game if that’s your role. You got to overcome it. It’s hard to be cold and come into the game and that’s what a role player has to do to contribute.”
Any deal for the hot-shooting Morris likely would have to include a third team to absorb the contract numbers. The Hawks are under the salary cap and could be a facilitator in multiple deals. According to an NBA executive, the two shooting guards mostly on the outs in the Knicks’ rotation, Allonzo Trier and Wayne Ellington, have value and perhaps could net a distant-future second-rounder. Ellington surprisingly played five minutes at Phoenix, perhaps as a showcase.
Allonzo Trier has been friends with Kevin Durant since the second-year Knicks guard attended high school in Oklahoma City. Asked about Durant’s decision to join the Nets, Trier said, “I’m his friend, first and foremost. I respect whatever decision he made. He wanted to go play basketball there, good for him. How am I going to be disappointed in a decision he makes?”
“I think we’ll be a top-ranked [bench] after the Clippers with Lou [Williams] and Montrell Hazell — that’s pretty strong. With our bench we have really good weapons in me, Marcus [Morris], Taj [Gibson], Allonzo Trier, Wayne Ellington. The list goes on. We have a quality rotation of guys in the league for a while now. That’s being slept on and not really talked about. People are living in the past with the Knicks. We’re not part of that. We have to create the now and present.”
What are some of those key elements in your story you want folks to really understand? JB: I want them to understand my process. I’ve been a lot of different places, traveled to so many different schools just to get here. I went to prep school. I went to Montrose Christian School where I was teammates with players now in the NBA like Allonzo Trier and Patrick McCaw. Then I went to school in Massachusets after that. A lot of people go through it which allowed me to stay encouraged. I liked everything I did and it allowed me to get here now. I know I’m able to show my skills to everybody, which is so cool to me. Hard work pays off, even though I’m not in the door yet but my time will come.
The Knicks plan to send their assistants on the road to work with first-year players Allonzo Trier, Mitchell Robinson and young guard Dennis Smith Jr. in the coming days, SNY sources say. Kevin Knox has been working with head coach David Fizdale and assistant Caleb Kanales. There are plans for the young Knicks to convene as a group with coaches in a locale outside of New York for more workouts, sources say.
Trier’s self-proclaimed nickname is “IsoZo” and Knicks coach David Fizdale levied praise on him as a bright spot, lauding his work ethic and overachievement as an undrafted player. Trier turned a two-way G-League contract into a spot on the 15-man roster in December. But there were warts. “His play on the court was cancerous,” one NBA source said. “A lot of guys didn’t like the way he didn’t play team ball. He cared about himself too much. He looked guys off who were open.’’
According to NBA sources, Knicks brass no longer views 2019 as a make-or-break free-agent summer. The 9-25 Knicks feel their plan can still go on even if they do not sign a big fish in July. Adding a potential top-five lottery pick, developing their three rookies — Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier — as well as former lottery picks Frank Ntilikina and Emmanuel Mudiay, and easing Kristaps Porzingis into action are deemed larger priorities.
The Knicks’ undrafted rookie, who earned a two-year, $6.8 million contract Thursday after impressing on his two-way G-League deal, wasn’t falling for some of his supposed friends who have since checked in with him. “I appreciate the love but any ‘new homie’ ‘bro’ ‘cuz’ or new ‘chick’ that try to hit me today, tomorrow or this week all of a sudden is cancelled,” Trier wrote in an Instagram story Thursday. “Don’t try to get close to me now or be friendly again lol … If you ain’t really know me before today or wasnt hitting me up on a daily basis keepin in touch checkin up on me every so often it’s quiet for you lol.”