The New York Knicks have signed four players, most likely to Exhibit 10 deals, with Kenny Wooten headlining the group.
Training camp is approaching and the New York Knicks just took another step to solidify the roster. The team signed four players including guards Amir Hinton and Lamar Peters along with forwards Kenny Wooten and VJ King.
All four players appeared on the Knicks’ Las Vegas Summer League team with Wooten making the most eye-opening contributions. In four games, the Oregon University product only averaged 1.8 points and 3.0 rebounds, but his athleticism and defensive intensity stood out. Wooten notched 2.5 blocks per game in Las Vegas.
Hinton hails from Division II Shaw University after leading the country in scoring with 29.4 points per game last season. The 6-foot-5 guard has even drawn comparisons to Dwyane Wade in the past.
King only appeared in three games for the Knicks in Las Vegas and failed to register a single point. In three seasons with the University of Louisville, King averaged 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Finally, Peters is an undersized guard (6-foot) who put together an impressive campaign with Mississippi State during his junior year. He averaged 11.9 points and 5.2 assists per game.
Although the Knicks would not disclose the details of the contracts due to team policy, in all likelihood, these are Exhibit 10 contracts. Players signed to this specific type of deal typically don’t make the NBA roster, but the team retains the player’s G League rights. The non-guaranteed deal comes with up to $50,000 in bonuses should the player remain with the G League team for at least 60 days.
The Knicks still have one two-way contract up for grabs after backing out of an agreement with Kris Wilkes due to injury concerns.