As the Knicks prepare for the regular season, one of their top young prospects, Allonzo Trier, who is currently signed to a two-way contract. His coming out game was against the Brooklyn Nets where he scored 20 points in the first half and helped erased a 15-point deficit. With a performance like that, Trier has shown he is deserving of a regular roster spot.
David Fizdale discussed the team’s two-way players, specifically the former Arizona Wildcat, per Ian Begley of ESPN.
“A lot of these guys are showing that they’re NBA players. So I don’t see Allonzo spending a whole lot of time down there, in the G League, but he’s a two-way player. So it will be interesting to see how it plays out.”
Fizdale has preached ball movement and not holding onto the ball for more than one second, but has let the rookie guard be the scorer he is known to be. Trier has shown his ability to create his own shot and finishing at the rim.
Being under a two-way deal, Allonzo Trier is allowed to spend up 45 days with the New York Knicks. The clock on his deal doesn’t start until G League training camp opens, which means he can be with the Knicks for the first three games of the season. Once Trier hits the 45 day mark, the team can convert the two-way deal to a standard contract.