Young Tony Wroten has yet to suit up in a game for the New York Knicks, and with a non-guaranteed contract, it is not a sure thing that he ever will. But the talented guard -- a former first-round pick who was averaging 16.9 points per game with the Sixers in 2014-15 before tearing up his knee -- is working his ass off to show the team he can be an asset next season.
I really play for the Knicks. Lol this is still crazy to me. Those who know me know I thought been from New York #CantWaitTillNextSeason— Tony Wroten (@TWroten_LOE) April 21, 2016
I had to take a loss to cherish this. #ImLockedInNow #AllSummer16AndBeyond— Tony Wroten (@TWroten_LOE) April 22, 2016
Been in that gym everyday working working working with one of the best shooters to do it. #ImComing #NykFamily pic.twitter.com/Yi5VQbmNfw— Tony Wroten (@TWroten_LOE) April 22, 2016
"One of the best shooters to do it" is of course none other than Allan Houston. Jump shooting has been Wroten's Achilles heel ever since he broke into the league, so he might as well learn at the feet of a guy who hit 40.2% of his threes in over 3,200 career attempts.
Tony works hard, and he plays hard, as evidenced by his impromptu dance session in the background of Kevin Seraphin's snapchat:
Best of luck to you, Mr. Wroten! We hope to see you in Summer League.
I hope so. I'm trying to hoop ASAP https://t.co/zblnB3siNF— Tony Wroten (@TWroten_LOE) April 16, 2016