Mar 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; New York Knicks guard James White (4) reacts during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 117-94.Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: James White signs with Italian club


In what really isn’t major news, it looks like former New York Knicks forward James White has taken flight again.

Having not drawn much interest around the NBA, White is heading back overseas, reportedly signing with a team in Italy, as according Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling, White has reached an agreement with Reggio Emilia, a professional team in Italy.

Mar 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; New York Knicks guard James White (4) reacts during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 117-94.Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

That’s probably a good move for White as he is likely making a lot more money playing overseas than he would as the 15th man on some NBA roster.

White is no stranger to Italy or international competition as before joining the Knicks last season, he spent the previous two years playing in Italy, and was in Russia the year before that.

He is best known for his ability to leap as his high flying aerial routine, which led to an appearance in the NBA Slam Dunk contest during last year’s All-Star weekend, where he severely disappointed on the big stage.

The 30-year-old White averaged 2.2 points per game in 57 appearances last season, making 16 starts, but only saw 7.6 minutes per game.

The Knicks released White on June 30 right before his contract for the 2013-14 season would have become guaranteed.

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