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.”
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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.
Shams Charania: Sources: Undrafted Arizona forward Allonzo Trier has agreed to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks.
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