Well, you can’t accuse Leon Rose of sitting on his hands. The Knicks’ team president continues his quest to remake the roster — at least along the fringes — this week. On Thursday he released two-way contractor Kadeem Allen for former Suns G Leaguer Jared Harper. Not to be outdone, he cute Allonzo Trier from the regular 15-man roster Friday to sign former Brooklyn Net Theo Pinson.
The Allonzo Trier era in NY came and went quickly - from the front office converting his two-way deal to a two-year contract and now today, first reported by SNY, he has been waived by the new front office to make room for waiver claim pickup Theo Pinson.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) June 26, 2020
Pinson starred for the UNC Tar Heels before signing with the Nets two years ago as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 51 NBA games and averaged 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Here he is dropping 19 points against some collection of scrubs.
As for Trier, he became a figure of debate during his two-year stint in New York. He certainly had his share of supporters, most of whom began their defense of the 6’5” guard with the statement, “REAL hoopers know...” He actually started Game 1 of the 2019-20 season at point guard. But he never got much playing time this season, and it seemed the front office grew tired of him. He also spent way too much time on Twitter DMing his critics.
Welcome to the Knicks, Theo Pinson. Happy trails, Trier!