Hey there, friends. We all know that the Knicks signed Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant and Lou Amundson to next year's squad, but they hadn't really sign-signed them yet. Well that all changes today!
July 29, 2015 – Phil Jackson announced that the team has signed 2015 first-round draft picks K. Porzingis & J. Grant to contracts.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 30, 2015
July 29 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has re-signed forward Lou Amundson to a contract.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 30, 2015
Porzingis and Grant will be paid according to their respective draft slots: four years, $15.5 million for Porzingis and four years, $6.3 million for Grant. The final two years will be team options. The terms of Amundson's deal were not disclosed, per the team website (ZOMG they're gonna give him max $$$).
We've known for a while that the Knicks would be getting all three players -- Porzingis and Grant were among the last first-rounders to officially sign -- and it was assumed by many that the front office was stalling so they could sneak another contract under the salary cap. That never happened, so...alright.
The only real question remaining is whether or not Porzingis signed on the legendary tiny table. Where are the photos, dammit? What is the point of signing a 7'3" boy-monster if you're going to buck tradition just this once and have him sign a contract some random, normal-sized table?
The Zinger is still chilling in Latvia at the moment, so I reached out to him via Twitter:
@kporzee did you sign your Knicks contract already or will you wait until you come back to New York?— Joseph Flynn (@ChinaJoeFlynn) July 30, 2015
No response thus far. I will keep you updated on this story as it develops.