It’s been long expected that the New York Knicks would add a big man or two before camp begins in a couple of weeks and it looks like after looking at several options, they have found a guy they like.
The Knicks are expected to sign Josh Powell to a non-guaranteed training camp deal, according to a tweet from Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling, who reports that the six-year NBA veteran has agreed to a deal with the team.
Source: Josh Powell has taken a non-guaranteed training camp deal with #Knicks. Strong, athletic, good rebounder. Good size with Tyler out.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) September 21, 2013
Powell worked out with the team last week, and has also recently auditioned for the Pelicans. The 30-year-old has been out of the NBA for the past two seasons, last playing for the Hawks in 2011.
He has a a career scoring average of 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game and owns two championship rings, winning with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010. He was in camp with the Spurs last October, but was waived before the season began.
Powell, at 6’9″, isn’t exactly the backup center the Knicks need and given the amount of bodies the Knicks currently have at the 4, I wouldn’t give him much chance of making the team, although he could play both forward spots if needed.
The Knicks are now up to 17 players who will be in camp, with only 12 of their contracts fully guaranteed.
They can invite up to three more people to camp and it would be nice to see someone with a bit more size at least get a look.
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