In a move we knew was coming, the Knicks officially added guard Tony Wroten to the roster today. Here's the press release stuff:
NEW YORK, March 16, 2016 - New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed guard Tony Wroten. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wroten, 6-6, 205-pounds, holds career averages of 11.1 points, on 41.3-percent shooting, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds over 21.2 minutes in 145 games (34 starts) in four seasons with Memphis and Philadelphia. This season, he averaged 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 18.0 minutes in eight games with Philadelphia before being waived on Dec. 24.
The Seattle, WA-native was originally selected by Memphis with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft following his freshman season at the University of Washington.
From what we heard before, we can assume:
- Wroten will not play this season because he's still working into condition after tearing his ACL a year ago. (He has since played, which makes that idea a little confusing.)
- This isn't a 10-day signing. It's probably a two-year deal (this year and next) with team-friendly partial guarantees that allow the Knicks to bail on the contract if they are not satisfied with Wroten's performance in Summer League and/or training camp.
Wroten himself? Well, he's 22. He can move around and above the floor. He can get to the rim quite well. He's one of the worst-shooting guards to play in the NBA recently, and he turns the ball over more than he completes assists. The phrase "so far" applies to all of the above, of course. Welcome to the Knicks, Tony!