Henry Ellenson will be with the Knicks for longer than his 10-day contract.
The Knicks plan to sign Ellenson for the remainder of the season once his 10-day contract expires over the weekend, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ellenson, 22, has averaged 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in four games this season -- two with the Knicks and two with the Detroit Pistons, who drafted him 18th overall in 2016.
Ellenson's contract, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks, contains a team option as opposed to a cut date, similar to the contracts of Allonzo Trier and John Jenkins, meaning the Knicks can decline the option and then re-sign each player without risking another team claim him.
A 6-foot-11, 245-pound forward, Ellenson scored 13 points and recorded nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in his second game with New York on Tuesday, playing 36:16 in a win over the Orlando Magic.
"It's just getting rhythm with these guys on the court," Ellenson told reporters about joining the Knicks prior to Wednesday's game. "It's not hard to pick up. They only have a couple of plays -- some pick-and rolls and stuff. That was easy enough. Just rhythm being on the court."
Prior to that, Ellenson hadn't played since Dec. 10, 2018.
Since making his NBA debut, Ellenson has scored 3.9 points and brought down 2.3 rebounds in 61 games.