The emergence of undrafted Knicks rookie Allonzo Trier hit a speed bump this week when he strained his left hamstring.
On Tuesday, the team announced that the shooting guard has begun rehab and will continue rehabbing with the Knicks on their three-game roadtrip before being evaluated next week.
The 22-year-old Trier, who missed his first game of the season in Sunday's home loss to the Hornets, signed a two-way deal with the Knicks this past summer.
The contract allows him to spend up to 45 days with the NBA squad, which excludes travel days and off-days, and seems to exclude his upcoming rehab days, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.
After the 45-day mark, which is a deadline that has now been delayed, the Knicks will be forced to move him to the G League or sign him to an NBA deal. The latter would require the Knicks to open a roster spot.
Knicks coach David Fizdale has given Trier solid minutes off the bench, which he has used to average 11.3 points per game with 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
Trier is shooting 47 percent from the floor and 39.1 percent from three-point range through his first 27 games.