For the past couple of weeks the New York Knicks have been playing around with their last roster spot. First it was Thanasis Antetokounmpo, then Jimmer Fredette and now it’s Tony Wroten.
Free agent Tony Wroten and the New York Knicks are finalizing a three-year contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
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The former 25th overall selection in the 2012 draft has always been linked up to the Knicks, dating back to when he was released earlier this season by the Philadelphia 76ers. This season he averaged 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in eight games, starting three. The year before he averaged 16.9 points a game.
When healthy, the 6-foot-6 guard has showed flashes of scoring and being able to defend on the other end. This looks to be a great addition for the Knicks backcourt.
With a 26-38 record, the playoff hopes are slowy slipping away and they might now be looking towards next year. If he fits well in the triangle, then it’ll be great for both sides and an immediate upgrade over Jose Calderon.