JL Bourg added some playmaking to its backcourt with the signing of Kadeem Allen on a one-year deal, the club announced Monday. Allen (1.88 meters, 27 years old) arrives Westchester of the G-League, where he collected 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 24 games last season. Allen also played in 10 NBA games with New York in 2019-20.
Shams Charania: Knicks have claimed two-way guard Jared Harper on free agency waivers and waived two-way guard Kadeem Allen, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard Kadeem Allen to a Two-Way contract.
The Knicks are planning to sign Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract prior to the Jan. 15 deadline to add two-way players, sources confirmed. Allen was with the Knicks in training camp and signed an Exhibit 10 contract to remain with the Knicks' G League club. He averaged 13.7 points on 47 percent shooting, 5.7 assists 1.6 steals per game for Westchester.
Allen is also known as a strong perimeter defender. He will take the two-way spot that was vacated when the Knicks signed Allonzo Trier to a standard NBA contract. Allen, whose signing was first reported by The Athletic, will have roughly 23 days of NBA service available with this contract.
Ian Begley: Knicks announce that they've signed guard Kadeem Allen. Allen, who split last season between Boston and its G League affiliate, is likely on a training camp deal.
Michael Scotto: The New York Knicks and free agent guard Kadeem Allen have agreed to a deal, a league source told The Athletic.
Mark Murphy: Celtics announce that they have waived Kadeem Allen. Semi Ojeleye's second year becomes guaranteed today.
Gary Washburn: Could be the last #Celtics game for G Kadeem Allen. According to an NBA source, #Celtics will release Allen from his two-way contract and add another player on a two-way deal next week.
October 1, 2022 | 8:15 pm EDT Update
Ham said he will still try out different lineups before the regular season opens Oct. 18 on the road against Golden State. Lonnie Walker (ankle) went through a full-contact practice for the first time all camp on Saturday. Troy Brown Jr. remains limited because of his back. And Dennis Schroder, who has missed all of camp thus far after signing as a free agent last month, is expected to join the team as soon as midweek in Las Vegas after sorting out a visa issue that was keeping him in his native Germany.
New coach Darvin Ham has used James, Davis and Westbrook in his preferred starting five during camp, along with guard Kendrick Nunn and center Damian Jones. He is trying to maximize the potential of the three max players with a combined 35 All-Star appearances between them. “We have a three-man package, actually a playcall, that they’re going thrive in and it involves all three of them,” Ham said. “I look forward to that being at a very, very high level. And there’s different nuances in it that they can play around with.
Josh Robbins: The Wizards say Deni Avdija (left groin strain) and Bradley Beal (rest) will not play in the team’s second (and last) exhibition game here in Japan. Will Barton (lower back soreness), who sat out the preseason opener, is listed as probable to play.
Damichael Cole: Ziaire Williams already looks more actively involved in the Grizzlies offense than any point last season, as he said he would be. Will be interesting to see if he still gets those actions ran for him when the starters play, because he looks promising.
Lauren Rosen: Furkan Korkmaz on @Joel Embiid: “With Joel, I should call him the head of the snake. However he acts… that brings the whole team up. I feel like he is really being bossy the last 2 years. He’s talking more, he’s being around more – that really helps for the team chemistry.”
In order to improve as a catch-and-shoot player, one has to be able to move well without the ball. Luckily for Harris and the Sixers, he had a crash course in that type of role after the break in 2022. “I think last year really helped,” Rivers added. “The second half of last year, the last 15 games, and through the playoffs, I thought he really bought into who needs to be.”