The Knicks have signed former Georgetown standout F DaJuan Summers to a training camp deal, his agent Brian Elfus confirmed to SNY.tv.
Training camp begins next week at West Point.
Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.
The 6-foot-8 Summers is a 27-year-old small forward who was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Pistons.
He joined the Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League and then signed with Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB.
[sny-editorial userid="keithbschlosser"]Adding Summers is a pretty good pickup for the Knicks, especially when it comes to training camp bodies. There's a chance it could turn out to be more than that, as Summers is much more seasoned than some of the other undrafted players coming fresh out of college that New York has signed to similar pacts.
At 27, Summers is an experienced veteran of NBA, D-League, and international competition. He was a D-League All-Star in 2013, and bounced around the NBA from 2009-13.
In addition to his steady instincts, Summers is a very solid defender who can contest both forward positions. What's more, he's also strong and agile enough to guard certain two-guards in given situations. In non-NBA competition, Summers has been someone who makes balanced contributions, when it comes to scoring efficiently, rebounding, etc. But should he want to impress the Knicks, it'll be his defense that will likely help him stand out most. Having a hungry veteran around should really put the pressure on some of the other youngsters competing for roster spots in camp.