Knicks Sign Undrafted Free Agent CJ Leslie + Scouting Report

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The Knicks reached a deal with undrafted free agent CJ Leslie on Friday. Leslie was ranked at #41 on ESPN’s big board, and #7 among Small Forwards, so this seems like a steal for the Knicks. The 22 year old Leslie played his college ball at NC State. here is the scouting report on Leslie, via ESPN

Pros:

  • Big-time athlete
  • Explosive leaping ability
  • Finishes way above the rim
  • Runs the floor like a guard
  • Great quickness for someone his size
  • Emerging perimeter game
  • Excellent shot-blocker
  • Good ball handler for his size

Cons:

  • Needs to add a lot of strength
  • Lacks any real presence in the post on the offensive end
  • Poor free throw shooter

Leslie is 6’9 and weights 209 pounds. If he is an athletic small forward without a post game, it seems like he could be the next Wilson Chandler, especially if he puts on a few pounds of muscle. This seems like a solid signing for the Knicks, so let’s hope he makes the team. -Tommy

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