02/28/2019
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After his 10-day contract with the New York Knicks expires, Henry Ellenson will be signed through the rest of the year.

Collin Loring

This New York Knicks season has been entirely devoted to young talent. And even at the end of February, they haven’t shied away from bringing in new faces.

Just last week, the Knicks signed former first-round pick Henry Ellenson to a 10-day contract. Now, they’re signing him through the rest of the season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ellenson won the Knicks brass over in Tuesday night’s win over the Orlando Magic. He scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out five dimes in 36 minutes on the court.

Head coach David Fizdale spoke glowingly about Ellenson after his breakout performance. Fizdale also spoke about how he is starting to look much more comfortable on the court.

The New York coaching staff obviously saw something in Ellenson the Detroit Pistons didn’t, who waived him to make a roster spot for veteran guard Wayne Ellington. Picking up first-round picks who failed with their first team is becoming a trademark of general manager Scott Perry.

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Ellenson’s role in Detroit had diminished entirely this year, with the Pistons focusing on earning a playoff spot in the East. He played just two games prior to Detroit waiving him.

Wojnarowski also reports that Ellenson’s deal with New York includes a team option for the 2019-2020 campaign.

New York will look to improve to 3-0 since the Ellenson signing on Thursday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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