WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The New York Knicks have signed guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract.
Allen, a Wilmington native, is averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game in 25 games for the Westchester Knicks, New York’s G League affiliate.
Last season, Allen split time between the Boston Celtics and their G League team in Portland, Maine. In 34 games for the Portland Red Claws, he averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Allen was originally drafted by Boston in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2017 NBA draft following two seasons at the University of Arizona and two seasons at Hutchinson Community College.
A two-way contract stipulates the athlete’s salary is dependent upon the league in which the athlete is assigned to play as opposed to a one-way contract that pays the same salary regardless of where the athlete is assigned to play.