Since December, the New York Knicks have been rumored to be interested in free agent point guard Tony Wroten, who was waived by the 76ers on Christmas Eve.
Per Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Knicks will sign Wroten to a multi-year contract. Reports say the deal will be for three years, but the Knicks are three million dollars over the NBA’s salary cap, meaning Wroten’s deal can’t be a three-year contract.
Per ESPN’s Ian Begley, Wroten’s deal instead will be a two-year deal with the second year of the deal not being fully guaranteed.
The Knicks' deal with Tony Wroten, when completed, is expected to be for 2 years, per league sources. 2nd year will not be fully guaranteed.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 7, 2016
While we don’t know the exact length of the deal yet, the Knicks have a potentially great signing here. Wroten, who is currently 22-years-old will turn 23 next month. In four NBA seasons, the combo guard of Washington is averaging 11.1 points, 3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.
Wroten will add to the Knicks backcourt after the team decided not to retain guard Jimmer Freddette. Wroten will join a backcourt that features veteran guards Jose Calderon, Sasha Vujacic, Arron Afflalo, and young guards Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant.
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