Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Austin Rivers (1) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


Knicks Sign Trier To 2-Year Deal, Cut Baker

December 13, 2018 - 11:42 am

NEW YORK (WFAN) -- The Knicks signed rookie guard Allonzo Trier to a two-year, $7 million contract on Wednesday.

Trier's new deal will include a team option for the second year.

The 22-year-old went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, but has impressed Knicks' management.

Trier has averaged 11.3 points per game, while shooting 39 percent on three-pointers. He is averaging 23 minutes per game for the Knicks under David Fizdale.

To make room for Trier's contract, the Knicks cut guard Ron Baker.

Baker started 14 games and averaged 3.3 points per game over three seasons with the Knicks. The 25-year-old signed a two-year, $9 million deal with the Knicks 2017.

"Ron is a true professional and we thank him for all of his contributions during his time with the Knicks," team president Steve Mills said in a statement. "His dedication and passion for the game are unquestioned and have been truly appreciated by our fans and organization."

Trier will earn roughly $3.4 million this season and $3.5 million in 2019-20.