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.
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.”
Shams Charania: The New York Knicks have exercised guard Allonzo Trier's $3.5M team option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The Knicks have a team option for $3.5 million on Trier. If they need added cap space to fit in Durant and, say, Kyrie Irving or Kemba Walker, they may be able to release Trier and re-sign him for a little less. “We’ll see how, I guess,’’ Trier said. “Everything pointed toward me being here.”
The cap space for New York in 2019-20 now projects to be $29.5M after the Allonzo Trier signing ($3.55M cap hit). The room takes into account: 1) All free agent cap holds renounced except for Kristaps Porzingis 2) Waiving the non-guaranteed contract of Lance Thomas 3) Their own first round pick. The projected max for a player with 7-9 years of service like Kyrie Irving is $32.7M and for 10+ years like Kevin Durant $38.15M.
Ian Begley: Allonzo Trier's two-year contract is for $7 million and has a team option for the second year, per ESPN sources. Ron Baker will be waived to make room for Trier.
June 15, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT Update
Gary Washburn: #Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen has officially accepted an offer to join Dwane Casey’s staff with the Detroit #Pistons according to an NBA source. Allen was one of Brad Stevens’ assistants who interviewed for the BOS job.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit is finalizing deals to hire three new assistants to Dwane Casey’s staff: Boston’s Jerome Allen, ex-Indiana assistant Bill Bayno and Sacramento’s Rex Kalamian, sources tell ESPN. Kalamian, Bayno worked for Casey in Toronto. Allen interviewed for Celtics HC job last week.
Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Nate McMillan what stood out to him the most about Trae Young’s performance last night (18 assists, just 2 turnovers, 25 points). “He called a lot of plays last night on his own, & we want to build off of that, giving him the freedom to call sets & get guys involved.”
June 15, 2021 | 11:37 am EDT Update
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green are among the initial commitments to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell The Athletic. Lillard, who turns 31 on July 15, will be playing in his first Olympics after dropping out of consideration for the 2016 Rio Games, where the U.S. men’s team won its third consecutive gold medal. Green, 31, was a part of the 2016 team, which finished the tournament 8-0.
Stevens interviewed Celtics assistants Jay Larranaga, Scott Morrison and Jerome Allen and plans to broaden the search to include Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham and Billups, a person with knowledge of the process told USA TODAY Sports. ESPN reported the Celtics wanted to interview Nets assistant Ime Udoka, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Bucks assistant Charles Lee. Coaching insiders indicate the Celtics will hire externally rather than promoting from within.