Undrafted Knicks Rookie Allonzo Trier Shines In NBA Debut

Knicks coach David Fizdale has so many point guards on the roster he's playing musical chairs with them.

On Wednesday, in the Knicks first game of the season, he started 2013 lottery pick (9) Trey Burke at point and 2017 lottery pick (7) Frank Ntilikina over 2018 lottery pick (8) Kevin Knox at the small forward position. I was personally hoping to see Knox and/or undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier in the line-up but since they were playing the Atlanta Hawks, I knew they would get minutes.

Trier ended up playing 26 minutes, which was enough time to put up 15 PTS (matching Trey Burke) on 5-of-9 shooting, 4 boards, 2 blocks and the highlight of the game: a nasty dunk between three Hawks after blowing by 2018 NBA lottery pick (3) Trae Young.

If you watched the Knicks preseason games, you know ISO Zo had the highlight of the game in almost every game and averaged 15.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists on 54.1 percent shooting and 37.5 percent on threes. I'm not saying Zo should be named a starter in his next game because of his preseason and impressive NBA debut, but I am saying Burke, Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Ron Baker are going to have to play well if they don't want to lose any minutes to him.




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