The New York Knicks have waived center Marshall Plumlee.
July 7, 2017 – The New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has waived center Marshall Plumlee. pic.twitter.com/RH1EFtmfD8— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 7, 2017
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
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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.