That was quick!
Just minutes after the draft ended, we have a Shams-wow:
Sources: Undrafted Arizona forward Allonzo Trier has agreed to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018
So, who is this Allonzo Trier cat? (Wildcat, to be exact.)
Trier played three seasons at Arizona, culminating in this past season, where he averaged 18.1 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor.
Trier showed improvement every season, increasing almost all of his percentages and traditional per-game numbers. He measured 6-foot-5 with a 6-foot-7 wingspan at the combine, good measurements for someone who figures to float between the shooting guard and small forward spots in the NBA.
I’ll admit to not being too versed in Trier’s game other than some passing viewings of Arizona this past season, but based off his highlights, he seems to have more than a few moves ready to bring out at any moment on offense:
He doesn’t have the fastest first step, but uses fakes well. And while his jumper looks like it could maybe be tightened up a little, Trier looks to have NBA range right away.
Definitely an interesting prospect, and likely one of the better players available as undrafted free agents. Good on the Knicks for acting quickly!
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