Allonzo Trier is currently on a two-way contract with the New York Knicks, meaning he can only spend a maximum of 45 days in the NBA. Once he hits that mark — and he is close to doing so — he has to be relegated to the G League for the rest of the season.
Well, the Knicks have reportedly decided he is too good for that, and plan to convert his two-way contract into a standard NBA contract this week, according to ZagsBlog.
In order to do that, the Knicks have to create a roster spot for Trier, and then will have to negotiate with him after the season in order to secure him long-term.
Here’s what Luke Adams of HoopsRumors.com wrote:
The Knicks could unilaterally convert Trier’s contract into a standard deal, but would have to give him a one-year pact in that scenario. If the team wants to secure Trier beyond the 2018/19 season, negotiations will be required, with the team using either its mid-level, bi-annual, or minimum-salary exception to complete a multiyear deal.
Despite going undrafted, Trier has been one of the top rookies in the NBA, averaging 11.3 points per game with a terrific shooting line of .470/.391/.816.
The Arizona product has even made three starts, and has had four games in which he has scored 20 points or more.