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Arizona in NBA Summer League: Allonzo Trier and Kobi Simmons drop 15 points while Rawle Alkins sits

Trier continues to play a lot, while Alkins is struggling to get playing time

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Toronto Raptors v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Allonzo Trier made his second start for the Knicks on Sunday at Summer League, but had a rough shooting day.

The ex-Wildcat scored 15 points, but was 4-for-16 from the field, missing all four 3s he attempted in a 90-85 loss to the Utah Jazz.

He also tried to dunk on Diamond Stone and it didn’t go so well:

However, in typical Trier fashion, he got to the free-throw line seven times and converted all of them.

Trier played a game-high 31 minutes, as he continues to get lots of playing time with New York. Through two games, Trier is averaging 15 points per game on 9-of-28 shooting. He is 0-for-7 from 3, but 12-for-13 from the charity stripe. He’s started and played more than 30 minutes in both games.

Here’s his postgame interview courtesy of MSG Networks:

Rawle Alkins hasn’t been as fortunate as Trier. He played just eight minutes Sunday, tallying two points, one assist, one rebound, and two turnovers. He made the only shot he attempted. Toronto lost to Minnesota, 103-92.

That came two days after Alkins had 12 points and six rebounds in 15 minutes on 4-of-9 shooting. So, statistically, Alkins has been solid when he’s been on the court, but unfortunately for him, he’s been on the bench more often than not.

Alkins is in an intriguing contract situation. It’s been reported that he hasn’t actually signed with the Raptors yet and currently doesn’t have an agent. So it will be interesting to see if he stays with Toronto or signs elsewhere once Summer League concludes. Technically, he is still a free agent.

Kobi Simmons scored 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting Sunday, but had five turnovers and zero assists. The Grizzlies lost to the Magic 86-56.

Chance Comanche debuted for Orlando, and had two points and three rebounds in three minutes.

Grant Jerrett had two points, four rebounds, and two assists for the Clippers. He started and played 19 minutes.

Monday’s Summer League schedule is below. Alkins, Comanche, Jerrett, Kadeem Allen (Celtics), and Deandre Ayton (Suns) will be in action.