The New York Knicks have an open roster spot and could give it to a young player from the G League.
With the New York Knicks trading both Doug McDermott and Willy Hernagomez this past week, they acquired Johnny O’Bryant and Emmanuel Mudiay.
But the Knicks released O’Bryant on Thursday and now have an open roster spot.
Ian Begley of ESPN mentioned on Friday that the Knicks could end up signing a G League prospect in order to fill their final roster spot for the remainder of the season.
Top G League prospect Christian Wood looked good against Westchester on Thursday. He had 15 pts, 7 reb & hit two game-winning free-throws. Wood, 22, is averaging 22 and 10 for Delaware. The Knicks have an open roster spot and are keeping an eye on many top G League players.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 10, 2018
Wood stands at 6-foot-10 and has spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets. He went undrafted in 2015 out of UNLV and could be ready to make an impact in the NBA. At least the Knicks could give him a chance to prove himself over the course of the final 26 games of the season.
With the playoffs pretty much out of reach for the remainder of the year, it wouldn’t hurt the Knicks to take a flyer on a G League player that looks like he has potential.
With Enes Kanter being the only center expected to be with the Knicks next season, that’s currently on their roster, they may want to look into adding another center. I know they just brought up Luke Kornet from Westchester, who looked good in his debut, but adding another big man might be smart.