Allen, 27, was a member of the Knicks up until approximately four weeks ago, when the team released him in order to claim Jared Harper off waivers. The 53rd overall pick in the 2017 draft, Allen had been on a two-way contract with New York before being cut.
In two seasons with the Knicks, Allen saw limited action at the NBA level, averaging 8.2 PPG and 3.3 APG in 29 total games (18.4 MPG).
He played more extensively for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA G League, recording 14.7 PPG, 5.9 APG, and 5.2 RPG with a .429/.343/.783 shooting line in 63 total games (30.6 MPG) across two seasons. Allen also earned a spot on the G League’s All-Defensive Team in 2018/19.
Allen’s two-way deal with New York would have expired in October if he hadn’t been waived in June, so that move gave him a head start on free agency, allowing him to secure a deal with JL Bourg well before the NBA’s free agent period opens in the fall.