The New York Knicks have decided to invite point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes to training camp, according to the website of the undrafted rookie’s alma mater, Florida State University.
Rathan-Mayes averaged 6.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and one steal in four games in Orlando. The highlight of his Summer League campaign (by far!) was the first game, when he came off the bench in place of a clearly shook Chasson Randle and dropped 11 points and five assists against the Mavericks.
But his Summer League performance was pretty much all downhill from there. If I remember correctly, he was battling some kind of minor injury by the end of the week (please don’t quote me on this), but even when he did play, the offense looked much better when it was running through guys like Damyean Doston and Jamel Artis.
“I'm going to continue to work like I always do. I want to be in the best shape and put myself in a position to where I am able to sign a guaranteed contact. I've got to continue to be special on the defensive end, a guy who is vocal, an extension of what the coaching staff wants, and a guy who can be considered a two-way player. I want to be a player who can get it done on both ends of the court, whether it's getting guys involved, creating for my teammates and scoring the basketball.”
Sounds good! Welcome to the (training camp) Knicks, my man!