Are you ready for an encore performance of the Ricky Ledo 10-Day Contract Extravaganza? No? Well, too damn bad!
March 29 – New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has signed guard Ricky Ledo to a second consecutive 10-day contract.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 29, 2015
The former McDonald's All-American averaged 7.2 points on 35.9% shooting (35.7% from three), 2.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals and a redonkulous 2.6 turnovers in his first 10 days. He's helping the team from beyond the arc and hurting them in almost every other way imaginable:
- He's shooting 71.4% from within three feet (nice!), but 36.0% overall on two-pointers (not nice!).
- He never passes the ball, yet turns it over constantly.
- The Knicks are allowing 125.4 points per 100 possessions with him on the court.
- He's surly as hell and starts beefs with the likes of DeAndre Jordan.
Here's a fun fact: Ledo ranks in the bottom 10 in Basketball-Reference's WS/48 metric for anybody who has played even a single NBA minute this season:
I really enjoy the names on this list. Seth Curry, Zoran Dragic and David Stockton? The spirit of Chris Smith lives on!
While there's nothing wrong with giving Ledo all the minutes for the remainder of the season, it's looking less and less likely that the Knicks have discovered the potential steal described by Mark Cuban. Ledo has talent, but he hasn't shown nearly enough to hold out much hope.
But, hey, if you wanna join up with the Knicks' Summer League team, Ricky, I'm sure something can be arranged.