Knicks Sign Kadeem Allen

The Knicks have signed free agent guard Kadeem Allen to a contract, the club announced today (via Twitter). Michael Scotto of The Athletic first reported the agreement (via Twitter).

Allen, who was selected 53rd overall in the 2017 draft by the Celtics, spent his rookie season on a two-way contract with Boston, but was waived by the club earlier this month.

While he only played sparingly in 18 games for the C’s in 2017/18, Allen had a strong showing for the Maine Red Claws in the G League, averaging 17.7 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.9 APG, and 2.2 SPG in 34 contests. The 25-year-old was also named to the NBAGL All-Defensive team.

Terms of Allen’s new deal aren’t yet known, but a training camp contract with little to no guaranteed money seems likely. Having signed Noah Vonleh already this week, the Knicks now have 19 players under contract — 17 on NBA deals and two more on two-way pacts. Teams can carry up to 20 players on their rosters during the offseason.

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