Knicks Guarantee Contract of Undrafted Rookie Allonzo Trier


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Allonzo Trier

The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block serves as manager of the Bluffton, South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared. A passionate sports fan, Geoff Block counts the New York Knicks as his favorite National Basketball Association team.

The Knicks have only won nine of their first 33 games to start the 2018 season, but there have been a few bright spots on the team. Allonzo Trier, in particular, has surprised many with his impressive play, especially considering he was signed as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Arizona. He was originally signed to a two-way contract, but on December 13, he signed a guaranteed contract with the team. In doing so, he became the league’s first two-way player to earn a guaranteed contract.

Through 27 games, Trier ranks fifth on the Knicks in points per game, with 11.3. He also has 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. However, what stands out most about Trier is his three-point shooting ability: the shooting guard ranks third among all rookies, with a 39.1 percent success rate from beyond the three-point line. Through 78 games in college, he had a three-point shooting percentage of 37.8 to go along with 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.