Hooray! Las Vegas Summer League begins this Friday, and we finally know all the guys invited to join the Knicks there.
No Player Pos Ht Wt Born College/Country 2012-13 Team Yrs Pro
4 J'Covan Brown G 6-1 197 Feb. 14, 1990 Texas/USA Rethymno/Greece R
13 Justin Brownlee F 6-7 219 Apr. 23, 1988 St. John's/USA San Diego/ABA R
5 Tim Hardaway Jr. G 6-6 205 Mar. 16, 1992 Michigan/USA Michigan/NCAA R
45 Terrence Jennings F 6-10 230 Nov. 2, 1988 Louisville/USA Iowa/NBDL R
44 Jerome Jordan C 7-0 253 Sep. 29, 1986 Tulsa/USA Los Angeles/NBDL 1
25 C.J. Leslie F 6-9 200 Jun. 25, 1991 North Carolina State/USA North Carolina State/NCAA R
40 A.J. Matthews C 7-0 215 Jun. 30, 1989 Farmingdale State/USA Farmingdale State/NCAA R
18 Tony Mitchell F 6-6 216 Aug. 7, 1989 Alabama/USA Fort Wayne/NBDL R
17 Toure Murry G 6-5 199 Nov. 8, 1989 Wichita State/USA Rio Grande/NBDL R
21 Iman Shumpert G 6-5 220 Jun. 26, 1990 Georgia Tech/USA NY Knicks/NBA 2
32 Chris Smith G 6-2 195 Oct. 13, 1987 Louisville/USA None R
30 Jeremy Tyler F 6-10 260 Jun. 12, 1991 Tokyo Apache/Japan Golden State/NBA 2
35 Eloy Vargas F 6-11 244 Dec. 30, 1988 Kentucky/USA San Lazaro/Dominican Republic R
Head Coach: Mike Woodson (Indiana)
Assistant Coaches: Jim Todd (Fitchburg State)
Darrell Walker (Arkansas)
Herb Williams (Ohio State)
Head Athletic Trainer: Roger Hinds (Brooklyn College)
Associate Athletic Trainer: Anthony Goenaga (Long Island University)
Of note beyond what we already knew:
1. Hardaway and Leslie both officially signed today (Hardaway for the usual first-round rookie deal, Leslie for a partially guaranteed training camp invite thing).
2. I didn't even know Tyler was a free agent, but he's an intriguing addition and might have a real shot at making the team as an extra big man.
3. That's the other Tony Mitchell.
4. Brownlee has played for the Knicks in Summer League before (or at least been on the roster. I can't recall him playing). Brown worked out for the Knicks before last year's draft.
Here is the full schedule. Tip-off is Friday afternoon, and the Knicks play only a few "regular season" games before the league breaks into an all-inclusive tournament. Everything'll be on MSG. I'll be in attendance from Sunday to Sunday to cover the games and goings-on live from Vegas. Woooooooooooooooooo