Here's some news for you on a dreary Monday:
Sep. 19, 2016 - The New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has re-signed forward Lou Amundson. pic.twitter.com/Qs8l9FpAmw— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) September 19, 2016
Lou Amundson's deal with the Knicks is fully guaranteed, a source says.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) September 19, 2016
Sweet Lou Amundson is coming to training camp. They needed another veteran big. No assurance Ndour, Plumlee make final 15.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) September 19, 2016
Lou Amundson is back, against all odds. Last season with New York, Amundson averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 7 minutes per game. I assumed the Knicks had moved on from Lou even though their frontcourt depth is, uh, lacking, to put it kindly. (To clarify, by lacking, I mean in experience, not quantity. They're relying on a lot of unproven players behind Joakim Noah and Kristaps Porzingis.)
Two important things to take away here:
1. The tiny table is back! This is the best news of 2016, and you can't convince me otherwise.
2. Because Lou's deal is guaranteed, the Knicks have 15 guys signed to guaranteed deals, which means that if one of the players on an unguaranteed deal (Chasson Randle, Ron Baker, and J.P. Tokoto) has a good enough camp/preseason to make the team, it'll be at the expense of someone with a guaranteed contract. As you can see in Berman's tweet above, Maurice Ndour and Mason Plumlee are prime candidates if that issue arises.
That's all I have to say on that. Lou back. TINY TABLE BACK.