Good day! Cleanthony Early has become a Westchester Knick:
Jan. 30 – New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has assigned Cleanthony Early to the Westchester Knicks of the @nbadleague— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 30, 2015
This is probably just for the weekend- the W-Knicks have a home back-to-back tonight and Saturday (in which Cle will participate) and the Knicks are staying put for a bit, so it'd be easy to go back and forth.
I think this is great! Early hasn't been getting a ton of minutes for reasons ranging from an apparent ankle injury to Carmelo Anthony's continued presence (which is not great). Westchester provides a free chance for Cle to spin, especially with the schedule working out so nicely.
Meanwhile Early is still under contract with the Knicks. Assigning him does not open a roster spot.
This is a fine way to use the D-League. I look forward to watching the Cle-nasis duo get back to work against Sioux Falls.