The Knicks are taking advantage of how the NBA counts service time to stretch the number of days Allonzo Trier stays with the big club before signing an NBA deal. Sounds smart, right? I guess so. But it also means that Trier has essentially worked for free for several days.
When Allonzo Trier's 45 days of NBA service time are up (December 15ish), the Knicks have a few options to sign him to an NBA deal:
- Convert him to a minimum NBA deal for the rest of the season, or sign him to an equivalent league minimum deal up to two years.
- Sign him using the bi-annual exception for up to $3.4MM and up two seasons.
- Sign him using their remaining mid-level exception amount for up to four seasons, but at a near minimum amount.
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