Allonzo Trier looking to shoot more triples to make Knicks ‘tougher to guard’
The New York Knicks are expecting sophomore Allonzo Trier to step up next season after a promising rookie campaign. With that, the 23-year old is looking to take more threes to help the Knicks put together a more successful campaign in 2019-20.
“Me being such an accurate shooter from the perimeter, (the organization) wanted me to take more of those in order to provide more shooting for our basketball team. That was something they felt that I could bring to the table,” Trier said, per Ian Begley of SNY.tv. “They thought that I could do more of that, which would make our basketball team that much tougher to guard and help me be that much more effective as a player.”
The 6-foot-5 guard didn’t shoot the three-ball much during his rookie season.
Trier attempted a modest 2.1 three-pointers per game last season, converting less than one per contest. Per 36 minutes, he averaged just 3.3 triple tries per game, which ranked 178th in the entire league. Likewise, around one-fourth of Trier’s total shot chart came from beyond 25-feet, while nearly 30 percent came in between 10 feet and the three-point line.
These three-point shooting numbers are pretty low, especially for the modern-day NBA guard. Albeit the low volume, Trier showed that he has the potential to be a solid shooter from long-distance as he shot a pretty efficient 39.4 percent clip from there.
Nevertheless, Trier is just 23 years old and he has a pretty nice stroke to show for it. The Knicks are in need of some more shooting – and they didn’t necessarily address that during free agency. Perhaps Trier can fill in that role for them in his sophomore season.