NEW YORK, NY – April 30, 2019 – Kadeem Allen of the Westchester Knicks was a defensive stopper while still finding ways to dictate the offense. Such prowess earned him a Two-Way contract with the New York Knicks and NBA G League recognition.
On January 14, the New York Knicks signed Allen to a Two-Way contract. At that point, he averaged 13.7 points per game on 46.8-percent shooting and led the team in assists and steals with 5.7 and 1.6 per game, respectively.
With New York, Allen appeared in 19 games, earning one start, averaging 9.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
In Westchester, Allen averaged 15.3 points on 44.7-percent but drained 41.1-percent of his looks from the outside. He also averaged a team-leading 6.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.
The floor general distributed the ball eight or more times on 5 separate occasions this season. When he did, Westchester was 12-3. This included a career-high 13 assists against Delaware (1/19).
Allen became the second player in franchise history to record a triple-double in a 127-118 win over the Windy City Bulls (3/7). He registered 16 points on 54.6-percent shooting, a career-high 12 rebounds and 12 assists. His triple-double performance was just the fifth of its kind in Westchester Knicks history.
On April 3, Allen was named to the 2018-19 NBA G League All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season. In 39 games played he ranked top-20 in the G League in steals per game (1.5). His season-high stood at four steals which he registered at Long Island (12/20).
His 5.5 rebounds per game ranked top-10 among guards who appeared in at least 39 contests. His 1.1 offensive rebounds slotted him 12th among guards who appeared in at least 39 games. He also collected 10-plus boards three times this season which included a career-high 14 against Greensboro (2/28). He hauled a season-high five on the offensive glass against Oklahoma City Blue (12/8).
Allen ranks fourth all-time in franchise history with 261 assists.