Kadeem Allen could be a future star for the Knicks
The Knicks have been pretty successful when it comes to developing talent in the G League with guys like Luke Kornet while also helping someone like Trey Burke revitalize his NBA career. Kadeem Allen is now another name to watch.
The Knicks are signing Allen to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Allen was a second round pick of the Boston Celtics in 2017 and spent time with the Maine Red Claws last season, which is the Celtics’ G League affiliate.
Allen was waived by Boston last July and was then signed by the Knicks and then waived again by New York and signed to their G League affiliate in October.
It looks like Allen has been doing so well that New York felt the need to give him a two-way contract. This will of course allow him to get some NBA minutes while also staying in the G League and developing in Westchester as well.
So far this season, Allen has been averaging 13.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 30.7 minutes on the floor. He’s also been shooting 46.8 percent shooting from the field, which isn’t bad.
The recent transition of rookie guard Allonzo Trier from a two-way contract to an NBA contract opened up the spot for Allen, who played college ball with Trier at the University of Arizona.
Allen is a very good defensive player that was named to the All-NBA G League Defensive Team last season. He could end up shining during his time in the NBA this season while being a part of a bad Knicks team.
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