The New York Knicks are voiding Kris Wilkes’ two-way contract after health concerns arose for the wing from UCLA.
Wilkes is a 6-foot-8 swingman from UCLA. In two seasons with the Bruins, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.
Although the Knicks will now pivot to search for another player to fill that two-way slot, they are going to keep an eye on Wilkes.
“While the 20-year-old is not considered healthy enough for camp that begins Sept. 30, the Knicks remain interested in Wilkes for later this season, according to an NBA source,” wrote Berman.
The Knicks have the entire 15-man roster set with Kadeem Allen signed to one of the team’s two-way contracts.
General manager Scott Perry and team president Steve Mills could look to Kenny Wooten, who played with the Knicks during the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. Wooten is signed to an Exhibit 10 contract which means he’ll be at training camp and likely end up with the Westchester Knicks.
Wooten is only 6-foot-9, but he has a knack for blocking shots. He averaged 2.4 blocks per game during his two years at Oregon. He made the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team during both seasons with the Ducks.
Although Wooten is a possible option for the Knicks, there’s a chance that Mills and Perry don’t sign anyone right away. That could give Wilkes some time to figure out his health and get back on the floor.