The Knicks agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with former Orlando Magic small forward Mario Hezonja, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hezonja, 23, averaged 9.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 75 games with Orlando last season in his third professional season since being drafted No. 5 overall in 2015.
Start spreading the news...I want to be a part of it, New York,New York! Very excited to be joining the Knicks and play for coach Fizdale! A dream come true!! #betterhairdaysareahead pic.twitter.com/V7JfOUc9ob- Mario Hezonja (@mariohezonja) July 2, 2018
The Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies were among the teams to recruit Hezonja, a native of Croatia, however Wojnarowski reports new Knicks coach David Fizdale was a major factor in him deciding in New York.
Hezonja has averaged 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 219 games (41 starts) with the Magic.