By Rob Wolkenbrod
The New York Knicks will let Allonzo Trier’s contract situation play into the season, before making a decision on what to do with his two-way deal.
Allonzo Trier rose from undrafted rookie to star of the New York Knicks’ training camp and preseason over the past three weeks. Signed to a two-way deal, he averaged 14.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting in five games and was arguably the team’s best player.
That created a dilemma for the regular season roster, as New York could have turned the two-way deal into a guaranteed deal to make Trier part of the 15-man roster. Instead, they simply won’t do anything, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.
After Friday’s preseason finale versus the Brooklyn Nets, head coach David Fizdale said the Knicks are in the process of working to “stretch” out Trier’s allotted 45 days on the main roster.
“We have 45 days of him working with us to figure out what’s the next move,’’ Fizdale said before the game. “We are in the process of working with that and finding the best way to stretch that out. Obviously the kid has shown he’s an NBA basketball player. It’s a matter of us doing it in a way that’s best for the team. He’s showing he just has a knack for putting the ball in the hole and showed he’s a competitor...