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The Knicks released forward Jamel Artis

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The undrafted rookie lasted one preseason game.

New York Knicks Media Day Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

The New York Knicks didn’t waste any time following their preseason opener, cutting undrafted rookie forward Jamel Artis less than a day after losing to the Nets.

The University of Pittsburgh standout acquitted himself fairly well in his first (and only) taste of preseason action, scoring 5 points in 7 minutes. Artis was also a member of the Knicks’ 2017 Summer League squad.

However, this does not necessarily mean that Artis is headed out of New York state. He may very well end up with the Knicks’ G-League affiliate in Westchester thanks to a clause in his contract.

The Knicks have one remaining two-way contract—center Luke Kornet signed the other one in the summer—and it would appear that fellow undrafted rookies Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Nigel Hayes will be duking it out for that honor. Personally, I thought Artis was the best player of the three—he can pass a bit, shoot a bit, and has at least a whiff of defensive versatility. Might the front office look outside of the organization to award that final two-way deal? Either way, I wouldn’t mind seeing Jamel Artis get a chance to kick it in Westchester this season.