The contract is worth $6.9 million, a nice pay day for the former Arizona Wildcat.
Allonzo Trier’s Knicks contract is the largest first-year salary for a non-international undrafted free agent. The previous high was Malcom Delaney, who made $2.5 million in his first season with the Hawks.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 13, 2018
Couple of other notes on Trier:— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 13, 2018
* Will receive the full $3.38M. Exceptions do not begin to prorate until Jan. 10.
* Salary this season is comparable to a summer FA signing for $5M.
* Trier will be a RFA (non-bird) if the Knicks decline his team option.
Trier was previously on a two-way contract with the Knicks, which only permitted him to spend up to 45 days in the NBA this season, a limit he was quickly approaching.
The undrafted Trier has been one of the top rookies in the league, averaging 11.7 points per game with a sparkling .470/.391/.816 shooting line.
“A lot of teams missed the boat on him,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said last month. “The NBA is made for a guy like Allonzo because he’s such a great scorer and he loves the game, and he’s going to work tirelessly on his game. And with the space on the court and the way it’s being played, he’s going to be able to score for a long time.”