Tremendous personnel news, everybody: after several months away, it appears that the tiny contract table is BACK:
April 8 – NY Knickerbockers announced that the team has signed guard Ricky Ledo for the remainder of the season. pic.twitter.com/YTUkVK2rKv— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 8, 2015
Cue the video montage; crank up "I'm Coming Home."
In non-table news, guard Ricky Ledo will remain a Knick for the rest of the 2014-15 season.
The kid certainly made good on his second 10-day deal, averaging 12.8 points, 3.8 free throw attempts, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists over his last four games. Ledo is shooting an impressive 42.9 percent from beyond the arc during his eight games in New York, though his overall field goal percentage is a less-than-impressive 39.1.
While we have seen tantalizing stretches of Ledo as a complete offensive guard -- moving the ball and getting teammates involved in the action -- he has yet to put that together for a complete game. There is still too much over-dribbling and ball-stopping in his game. His defense is noticeably crappy, even on this Knicks team, so he still has work to do on both ends of the ball.
Ledo remains an extreme long shot to make next year's Knicks squad, but you can certainly see the talent that made him a McDonald's All-American coming out of high school. He has five more games to prove to Phil Jackson that he worthy of continued interest. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him on the Knicks' Summer League squad.