The latest round of New York Knicks rumors is about which players will complete the team’s roster. Some of the names being thrown around include Lance Stephenson, Norris Cole, Jason Terry and Mario Chalmers.
According to SB Nation’s Posting and Toasting, the Knicks currently have 14 players on guaranteed deals and they can invite up to 20 players for their training camp. Some of the names that have a partially guaranteed deal with New York include Ron Baker, J.P. Takoto and Chasson Randle.
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These players and other possible training camp invitees will fight for that one final roster spot. However, recent Knicks rumors suggest that players such as Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour may not make the team despite their guaranteed deals.
According to Maxwell Ogden, it would good for the Knicks to add another experienced player rather than an undrafted player. Some of the names he has thrown around include Norris Cole, Jason Terry and Mario Chalmers.
The Knicks need a backup guard just in case Derrick Rose or Brandon Jennings breaks in the middle of the season. However, Ogden thinks that Lance Stephenson is the best player available and he suggested that the Knicks should sign him.
“He’s a highly capable playmaker who can be had for the veteran’s minimum and is as hungry as any player in the NBA. Considering the Knicks are building a rotation that’s flush with hungry competitors, adding Stephenson to the mix could actually help the team dynamic,” Ogden wrote.
Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings, Sasha Vujacic, Lance Thomas, Kyle O’Quinn, Willy Hernangomez, Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas are all assured of the final roster. Ndour and Plumlee will probably battle Baker, Takoto, Randle and possibly a veteran player like Lance Stephenson for the final two spots.
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