July 19, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Knicks guard Mychel Thompson (11) during the second half of the game against the Toronto Raptors at the Cox Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
It was announced last night that the Knicks had signed Northwestern's John Shurna, bringing the roster to 16 mans. They're allowed to hold up to 20, so they've announced the addition of a few more this afternoon. The new guys, via Ian Begley:
#Knicks announce signings of Oscar Bellfield, center Henry Sims and forwards John Shurna and Mychel Thompson.
Bellfield is a point guard from UNLV who the Knicks liked enough for a second pre-draft workout. Sims is a 7-footer from Georgetown. Thompson, of course, is the brother of Klay and son of Mychal, and played decently (better than Chris Smith did, at least) on New York's Vegas Summer League team. By my count, the Knicks have thirteen players on guaranteed contracts, which means Smith, Shurna, Bellfield, Thompson, and Chris Copeland* (all of whom, I believe, are either partially guaranteed or non-guaranteed, but correct me if I'm wrong) will all fight for the last spot or two, depending on how many guys the Knicks want to carry this season. Some of 'em could end up as BayHawks, too, though remember that they must occupy a roster spot for New York to send them down to Erie. Welcome, friends.
*Sims is also on this list, of course. Thanks to mgulant for pointing that out.