April 10, 2019, 3:17 pmAllonzo TrierG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier (left calf strain) will miss Wednesday’s season finale against the Pistons.
Trier’s season ended with 11 consecutive absences, but he managed to climb from UDFA to training camp standout to making the opening night roster and averaging 22.2 minutes a night in 64 games. He was a coaching staff favorite because of his hustle and was able to post 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers per game, good enough for top-250/300 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats. Trier also missed seven games with a left hamstring strain but still moved up to the top-230/265 in terms of total value. He might never be a star, or even a starter, but the Knicks did uncover a useful young player that’s worth moving forward with.