The New York Knicks continue to clean up in the undrafted free agent market, landing Pittsburgh wing Jamel Artis for the duration of Summer League and training camp. Per Ian Begley:
Pittsburgh's Jamel Artis has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Knicks, according to his agent Daniel Hazan. Artis will join the club in summer league and will be with the team in training camp in the fall where he will have a chance to earn a roster spot. Artis, 6-7, exhibited a strong shooting touch from distance in his last season at Pittsburgh. He also scored 43 points in a game against Louisville last season.
Artis joins Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes and Vanderbilt center Luke Kornet as the only other undrafted free agents on training camp deals. He’s an intriguing kid who has shown the ability to draw fouls and run the offense as a secondary ball-handler. Well worth the look, I say. Here’s some footage, courtesy of DraftExpress.
Two players who will be joining Artis in Summer league—though not in camp—are Florida forward Canyon Barry and Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Rathan-Mayes averaged 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. As for Barry, he may be the most Knicksy invite of all—son of NBA legend Rick Barry, brother of Brent and Jon, shoots free throws under-handed. He’ll be an extreme long-shot to make the roster, but if he does, he’ll join the distinguished ranks of Knicks like Chris Smith and Marshall Plumlee.