The Knicks roster has to be cut from 20 to 15 by the time the regular season starts. The Knicks generally get business done on Fridays, and it appears that's the case today. In fact, they may have already made a couple cuts:
Source: #Knicks have cut Josh Powell and Ike Diogu. Hearing the team wants to go younger. I'm expecting Toure Murry to make the team.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) October 25, 2013
...which, yeah, that checks out. Best of luck to both guys if Zwerling's source is accurate. Diogu in particular seems to me like someone who could help this team as a deep-bench rebounder and hustleman. It's not clear yet who WON'T get cut, but the names Al Iannazzone's hearing are pretty much the three names you'd guess at this point, right?
Knicks are making cuts today. I keep hearing the same names making the team: Toure' Murry, Jeremy Tyler and Chris Smith.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) October 25, 2013
Toure' played great in Summer League and kept it up in preseason, Tyler played great enough in Summer League that he's worth keeping as he recovers from foot surgery, and...then there's Chris Smith. His signing is seeming more and more probable. I'll save that rant until the actual news arrives. It'd be a small thing, but still pretty aggravating. We'll see what happens in the lead-up to tonight's preseason finale.
This thread will update with rumors. I'll put up a new thread if anything becomes official today.
Hearing C.J. Leslie got cut and Cole Aldrich made the team. So it's likely between Murry, Smith and Tyler for two spots. #Knicks— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) October 25, 2013
So THAT's interesting.
Oct. 25: President & GM Steve Mills announced that the NY Knicks have waived Diogu, Leslie, Powell, Tyler & Douglas-Roberts.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 25, 2013