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Reports: The Knicks will sign Lithuanian forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas

He's a real guy!

The Knicks could still use some depth at the forward position. With that in mind, they are preparing to sign ... Mindaugas Kuzminskas?

Who? What? Where?

OK, sooooo this is what we know: Kuzminskas is a 26-year-old, 6'9" forward who wasn't selected in the 2011 draft. He worked out for the Lakers recently. He's played the last three seasons with Unicaja in Spain. He has a highlight video on YouTube.

He roughed up Team USA in the 2014 FIBA, for what it's worth:

This is hot off the European presses, so we have precious few details on the contract, whether it is or isn't guaranteed, or whether the Knicks are using cap space or an exception to make the signing.

Don't worry, folks: We'll keep you posted. There's so much more Mindaugas yet to come.


My cap-savvy associate, Matt RW, assures me that will have to come out of the room mid-level exception. They're going to have to sign their free agents in a certain order to fit Willy Hernangomez: "So the order they have to do this in is Brandon Jennings, Willy, Kuz, Lance Thomas. The first two and the last two are interchangeable. But has to be Jennings and Willy first."

For now, here's some more good reading on Kuzminskas.