"...The Knicks still have the playoff hunt to concern themselves with, not to mention the huge hole at the end of their roster that they tried to address by bringing in dunk star James "Flight" White, Quincy Douby, Demetris Nichols, Joe Crawford, Dontell Jefferson, Cheikh Samb and Othyus Jeffers for tryouts Monday afternoon.Via the NY Post.
The Knicks still want to have another look at Patrick Ewing Jr. before giving anyone a 10-day contract. Filling the roster spot is one pressing matter that might ordinarily require their full attention Tuesday..."
"...According to two sources, the Knicks plan to sign Senegalese 7-foot-1 free-agent center Cheikh Samb to a 10-day contract by week's end.They've always been stocked at that position, but it does make sense at this time to sign a big man. There's really nothing to lose, and Samb could spend some time on the summer league squad if the Knicks choose to keep him as a relatively long-term situation.
Samb, a second-round pick from last year, was cut by the Clippers last week. He played in 16 games for the Clips.
The Knicks don't have strong interest in Patrick Ewing Jr. right now because they are stocked at that position..."
I do have to say I'm upset about Jr. as I was always convinced that he'd be here. Looks like that may never happen.
Do they sign anyone with the second roster spot considering the have to save room for the first round pick? Or is it widely assumed that a roster spot will open up by then?