The New York Knicks have an open roster spot and are interested in signing forward Troy Williams.
The New York Knicks have had an open roster spot since they traded both Willy Hernagomez and Doug McDermott prior to the NBA trade deadline.
Now the Knicks are interested in signing former Houston Rockets forward Troy Williams, who was released after the Rockets signed Joe Johnson, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
Knicks are one of several teams to express interest in Troy Williams, per league sources. Williams is expected to make a decision on his next destination soon. The 23-year-old 6-7 wing was waived by Houston to make room for Joe Johnson. NYK has an open roster spot at the moment.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 20, 2018
The 23 year-old Williams stands at 6-foot-7 and played his college ball at the University of Indiana from 2013-2016. He ended up going undrafted in 2016 and signed with Memphis Grizzlies. He’s also spent time in the G League with the Iowa Energy before heading to the Rockets.
Williams is averaging only 1.3 points per game in only 23 minutes of action off the bench this season.
If the Knicks do sign Williams, the hope would of course be that he shows some promising signs with them in order for them to have a reason to keep him around for next season.
If the Knicks do add Williams, I’m not sure how much playing time he’ll get with Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks now in the mix as well.
When it come to where Williams will sign, I’m sure his decision will come down to what team gives him the best chance to succeed and get plenty of minutes.
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