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The Knicks have waived center Marshall Plumlee

Godspeed, Big Poppa Plums.

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The New York Knicks have waived center Marshall Plumlee.

The announcement was made Friday morning. As soon as it was revealed that the New York Knicks had signed Tim Hardaway to a shocking $71 million offer sheet, we knew there would be consequences down the roster. The team simply didn’t have enough cap space to make the offer without renouncing the rights to a few players. Plumlee was perhaps on the first casualty.

Big Poppa Plums played in 21 games for the Knicks in 2016-17, mostly earning his pay as an end-of-the-bench glue guy, all hustle and grit and whatnot. He also played in 15 games for the Westchester Knicks of the D-League G League brought to you by Gatorade Thirst Quencher: For that Deep-Down Body Thirst! He recently finished his second stint with the Knicks’ Summer League team.

Plumlee may lack the physical talent to play at the NBA level, but he was a good dude and a good teammate. He will be missed in the Knicks’ locker room. His commitment to the team never wavered, nor did his perfectly-parted hair.