While nothing has been made official, the Knicks have cleared a roster spot to sign forward Kenny Wooten to a two-way NBA deal, SNY's Ian Begley has confirmed. To make room on the roster, the team is waiving forward Ivan Rabb.
Wooten has spent the season in the G-League with the Westchester Knicks. The team was aware that other teams were expressing interest in Wooten, and have now locked him up for the remainder of the season. At least one other team was prepared to make the 21-year-old an offer.
In 23 games with Westchester this season, Wooten is averaging 7.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and a whopping 3.4 blocks per game, good for second in the G-League.
Wooten signed with the Knicks as an undrafted free agent this summer and appeared for them during the NBA Summer League before being sent to Westchester at the start of the season.
NBA rules state that in order to sign Wooten to a two-way deal, the Knicks will both have to clear a roster spot and agree to terms by Jan. 15. They appear to be halfway there, but the clock is now ticking.