Leon Rose might be the new man in town running the ship for the New York Knicks. In no way does this mean that the team president’s first major decision in that role is going over well with fan base in the Big Apple. In fact, it’s a rather interesting move.
Knicks have claimed ex-Net Theo Pinson, per SNY sources. New York will waive Allonzo Trier to make room for Pinson, sources say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 26, 2020
An undrafted free agent out of Arizona back in 2018, Trier has shown a ton of promise in two seasons with New York. The guard averaged 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds on a resounding 39% shooting from distance last season. He took a bit of a step back as a sophomore, dealing with injuries and inconsistent playing time. Even then, this move has to be considered shocking.
It’s not like New York has a loaded roster. The team finished its truncated 2019-20 campaign with a 21-45 record. It lacks playable talent throughout the roster.
I hate it here— jake (@jake_tanis) June 26, 2020
That’s so dumb— Liam Twa (@LiamTwa) June 26, 2020
Can’t wait till Trier becomes an all star for the next 15 years— King Peter (@metsnation4) June 26, 2020
Allonzo Trier is in great company. The Knicks also gave up on Mark Jackson, Rod Strickland, Doug Christie, Nene, Marcus Camby, Matt Barnes, Zach Randolph, Jamal Crawford, David Lee, Trevor Ariza, Gallo, Nate Robinson, and Jeremy Lin yet they all managed to help other teams win.— Mr. Cool (@The__Cooler) June 26, 2020
The good news for Knicks fans? They signed a wing in Pinson who shot 29% from the field this season.