The Knicks have re-signed 32 year-old PF/C Lou Amundson to a 1-year, $1.65 Million deal. Amundson was acquired mid-season in the Smith/Shumpert trade and averaged 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks in 21 minutes per game for the Knicks. The veteran big man, who has played for 10 teams, is known for his hustle and grit, which helps him make an impact defensively and on the boards despite his lack of explosiveness. He is also a good passer for somebody his size, although he is not a threat to score himself and is a miserable free throw shooter. Amundson’s veteran leadership should help the team, although he is unlikely to play big minutes.
The Knicks have seemingly used all of their cap space, leaving them with the $2.8M “Room Exception” and unlimited Minimum Salary slots to fill out the roster. The Knicks have four roster spots remaining, although one of those will almost certainly be taken up by the partially-guaranteed contract of Langston Galloway.