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Knicks Sign Justin Brownlee

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The Knicks’ training camp roster is set.

 

20 year-old Small Forward Justin Brownlee has accepted New York’s training camp invite. Brownlee played in the D-League last season after playing at St John’s in college. He is very unlikely to make the team, but we’ll see how it plays out.

-Tommy Rothman

Knicks Sign Ikechukwa Diogu to Training Camp Deal

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The New York Knicks have invited PF Ikechukwa (Ike) Diogu to training camp, meaning they have 2 spots left. Diogu is a bit undersized for a big man, but his absurdly long arms make up for that. He can’t do much on offense, but he seems athletic and could be a decent option on the roll (a very poor man’s Tyson), and on defense he should be competent. He also can rebound decently, so he should make some noise in the 15th man race. Still, he seems like little more than Jeremy Tyler insurance. Carry on.

-Tommy Rothman

Knicks Sign Josh Powell (Training Camp & Roster Update)

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The Knicks have signed PF Josh Powell to a non-guaranteed training camp contract. Powell is strong, athletic, and a good rebounder. Powell last played in the 2010-2011 season as a 28 year-old, averaging 4 points, 2.5 rebounds, in 12.1 minutes per game, which translates to a healthy “per-36” line of 12.3 PPG and 7.5 RPG. 

New York has 3 more spaces left on their Training Camp roster, which currently consists of Ray Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Toure Murry, Beno Udrih, Iman Shumpert, J.R Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr, Chris Smith Carmelo Anthony, Metta World Peace, CJ Leslie, Andrea Bargnani, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin, Powell, Tyson Chandler, and Jeremy Tyler. 

Felton, Prigioni, Udrih, Shumpert, J.R, Hardaway, Carmelo, Metta, Bargnani, Stoudemire, Martin, and Chandler will definitely be on the roster, leaving Leslie, the injured Tyler, Chris Smith, Powell, Murry, and 3 other yet-to-be determined training camp invitees to compete for the final 3 roster spots on Coach Woodson’s team.

-Tommy Rothman

Knicks Will Have Toure Murry In Training Camp After PG Turns Down Miami’s Offer

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The Miami Heat made a strong push for Toure Murry, but the D-League Stud and Summer League  Standout will be joining the New York Knicks in training camp in an attempt to win a roster spot. Murry looked very good in Vegas, and has produced throughout his career (at the lower levels), but has an uphill battle ahead of him as the Knicks already have several guards under contract. One person Murry will be competing with is Chris Smith, who signed with the Knicks on a non-guaranteed contract with a training camp invite this week. Murry also has to compete with free agent guards such as Rip Hamilton (who the Knicks might have interest in). And of course, Murry also needs to compete with bigger players, because the Knicks only have one roster spot left and definitely need more depth in the frontcourt. It’s always nice to keep somebody away from the Heat, and Murry has promise, but whether he makes the team remains to be seen

-Tommy Rothman