Allen was waived by the Knicks on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. In a corresponding move, the Knicks claimed Jared Harper off of waivers. Allen played 117 total minutes for the Knicks across 10 games, totaling 50 points on 44 shots, 21 assists, nine rebounds, five steals and two blocks. He also appeared in 24 G League games, averaging 13.7 points on 12.4 shots, 5.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
Allen (concussion) played 27 minutes for the G League's Westchester Knicks in Friday's 115-109 loss to the Wisconsin Herd. He finished with 14 points (6-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. Allen was back in action in the G League after missing nearly two weeks with the head injury. A two-way player, Allen should get some minutes with the parent club before the NBA season concludes in mid-April, but he won't be a regular fixture in interim coach Mike Miller's rotation when the Knicks are relatively healthy in the backcourt.
Allen did not travel with the Knicks to Houston for Monday's game due to a concussion, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports. Allen has not been apart of the Knicks rotation since early January, so his absence is not expected to make an impact. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against the Hornets.
Allen recorded 22 points (8-22 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes in Saturday's G League loss to Canton. Allen has spent some time with the big club, but now he's returned to his starting role with Westchester. He still finished third on the team in points, thanks in part to shooting more than anyone on the squad. His inefficient shooting has been standard this season, as he's drained 38.1 percent of shots.
Allen (back) played 21 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 92-85 win over the Pacers, contributing six points (2-2 FG, 2-3 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal. The two-way player had missed the G League Westchester Knicks' last two contests on account of a sore back, but he was cleared to return to action for the parent club as it kicked off its February slate. Though he typically hasn't been included in the rotation when he's up with the NBA team, Allen stepped in as the backup to Dennis Smith out of necessity with fellow point guards Elfrid Payton (suspension) and Frank Ntilikina (groin) unavailable. Payton at the very least will be back in action Monday in Cleveland, so Allen will find himself no higher than third on the depth chart.
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