Hey, here's a thing. Sportando Basket reported very early this morning that the Knicks have agreed to a guaranteed contract with James White, the former 31st pick out of Cincinnati who's been playing in Europe after failing a couple times to stick in the NBA. He also worked out for the Knicks a week or two ago.
This initially struck me as unlikely-- a Summer League invite, sure, but a guaranteed contract?-- but it's looking more and more like it's actually the case. Marc Berman echoed the original report this morning, and White's agency (via Wendell Maxey) twat their congratulations just an hour ago.
So, uh, I'm not sure about the details (I assume it's for the minimum, though), but this seems like a real thing. You might be wondering who James White is. Well, he's a 6'7" small forward and you probably remember him best from the high school dunk contest he unjustly lost to David Lee. When he was in the league, that was really his thing-- jumping very high and dunking a lot-- and he struggled to do much else. He's 29 now and has been bouncing around Russia and Italy. I have no clue how his game has changed or improved over those years. Here are some basic numbers from his last season in Italy. Here's his Twitter account. He seems happy, so there's that.
I don't know, guys! I assume this will become clearer in the near future. When it does, I'll update.
Update (11:22): Change the question mark to a period. Al Iannazzone confirms. It's a one-year deal. Fine.
Update (3:59): If anyone still cares about this: White won't play in Vegas, but he'll be around.