Allonzo Trier will be with the New York Knicks for the next two seasons.
The New York Knicks made two major roster moves on Thursday by signing undrafted rookie free agent Allonzo Trier to a two year contract, now that his 45 day two-way contract is expiring.
In order to make room on their roster for Trier, the Knicks released guard Ron Baker.
Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news on Twitter.
It’s a shame the Knicks decided to part ways with Baker, who is a solid player that has shown promise at times for New York. But unfortunately, he hasn’t been a part of head coach David Fizdale’s rotation this season and has been injury prone during his short NBA career.
The 25 year-old Baker went undrafted in 2016 out of Wichita State and then ended up signing with the Knicks. He’s only averaging 3.5 points, 1.9 assists, 1.6 rebounds per game during his career. He’s also only converted 28 percent of his three point attempts and 37 percent of his field goals.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks posted an update on Twitter in regards to the Knicks salary cap situation.
Trier has definitely earned a contract with the Knicks after showing the entire NBA that he’s one of the top rookies in the league this season.
Trier has been averaging 11.3 points per game so far and has given the Knicks a nice spark off the bench.
Currently, Trier has missed the past few games with a hamstring strain and will not appear during their current road trip.
Hopefully the Knicks won’t decide to trade a young promising player like Trier in order to acquire a washed up veteran that can’t help them, like they’ve done in the past.
New York has a nice nucleus of young players after a very strong draft this year. They need to let Fizdale work his magic and develop their current roster.
Feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts on the Knicks signing Trier and cutting Baker.
Paul has been a professional writer since 2010 and covered the NFL for several years as a credentialed media member. Some of his work has been linked to companies like FOX Sports, MSN, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Forbes and Deadspin. He’s also appeared on sports talk radio shows from around the United States.