Kadeem Allen

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Kadeem Allen
No. 0 – New York Knicks
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 26)
Wilmington, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolNew Hanover
(Wilmington, North Carolina)
College
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Boston Celtics
2017–2018Maine Red Claws
2018–2019Westchester Knicks
2019–presentNew York Knicks
2019–present→Westchester Knicks
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA G League All-Defensive Team (2018)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2017)

Kadeem Frank Allen (born January 15, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. He was selected with the 53rd pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

College career[edit]

Allen was Junior College player of the year in 2014. He competed in college for the Arizona Wildcats for his final two years. He averaged 9.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in his senior campaign.[1] As a senior he was named second-team All-Pac-12 and to the All-Defensive team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Boston Celtics (2017–2018)[edit]

Allen was drafted by the Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft[3] and signed the franchise's first two-way contract. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Celtics and their G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.[4]

On January 29, 2018, Allen was named the NBA G League Player of the Week following a 38 points per game over the prior week. It included a 46 point game against the Long Island Nets on January 23.[5]

On February 2, 2018, Allen and teammate Jabari Bird were named to the Midseason All-NBA G League East Team after averaging 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. per game.[6]

On July 15, 2018, Allen was waived by the Celtics.[7]

Westchester Knicks/New York Knicks (2018–present)[edit]

Allen was signed by the New York Knicks on July 25, 2018.[8] He was waived by the Knicks on October 13, 2018,[9] but signed with their G League affiliate the Westchester Knicks for training camp.[10] On January 14, 2019, Allen signed with the Knicks on a two-way contract.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Boston 18 1 5.9 .273 .000 .778 .6 .7 .2 .1 1.1
2018–19 New York 19 1 21.9 .461 .472 .778 2.7 4.0 .8 .2 9.9
Career 37 2 14.1 .436 .362 .778 1.7 2.4 .5 .2 5.6

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Maine 34 33 34.5 .449 .300 .732 5.5 4.9 2.2 .6 17.7
2018–19 Westchester 39 39 31.8 .451 .425 .766 5.4 6.3 1.5 .4 15.3
Career 73 72 33.1 .450 .348 .749 5.5 5.7 1.8 .5 16.4

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Arizona 34 28 24.9 .465 .360 .705 3.1 3.6 1.0 .8 8.4
2016–17 Arizona 34 33 30.0 .453 .427 .741 4.0 3.0 1.6 .6 9.8
Career 68 61 27.5 .459 .400 .725 3.6 3.3 1.3 .7 9.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hanover grad invited to Hornets' workout". WALB. June 6, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "2016-17 Pac-12 Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Forsberg, Chris (June 22, 2017). "Duke's Jayson Tatum selected No. 3 overall by Celtics". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Kadeem Allen". Boston Celtics. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Kadeem Allen Named NBA G League Player of the Week". National Basketball Association. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Allen, Bird Named to Midseason All-NBA G League Team". National Basketball Association. February 2, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "We have waived guard Kadeem Allen". Boston Celtics on Twitter. July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Cassoli, Greg (July 25, 2018). "Former Boston Celtics' guard Kadeem Allen agrees to deal with New York Knicks". Celtics Wire. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Knicks announced today that the team has waived three players". twitter.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Westchester Knicks Announce 2018-19 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "New York Knicks Sign Kadeem Allen to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.

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