New York Knicks: Reasons to believe in Allonzo Trier

By Rob Wolkenbrod

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 01: Allonzo Trier #14 of the New York Knicks dribbles past Austin Rivers #1 of the Washington Wizards during the second half of a preseason NBA game at Capital One Arena on October 01, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allonzo Trier performed admirably in the preseason, and the New York Knicks have an intriguing piece on their hands for everyone to believe in.

Allonzo Trier entered the New York Knicks as a two-way player without momentum and absent from the 2018 NBA Draft. Everyone passed on him, but an opportunity arose soon after to make an impression.

So far, so good for Trier, to say the least. His performances have become the bright spot for New York’s preseason games, even at a 3-1 record entering Friday’s preseason finale against the Brooklyn Nets.

Before the Oct. 17 opener against the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks have a decision to make on Trier. They can send him to the G League on the two-way deal or begin the clock on the allotted 45 days. If it’s the latter, there’s early reason for belief in his...

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