The New York Knicks are still filling out the periphery of their roster as they await a possible Carmelo Anthony trade, and they may be looking to add a familiar face. Per Ian Begley:
The Knicks are among several teams in touch with free agent big man Marshall Plumlee, per league sources. New York waived Plumlee last month to create cap space to sign shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr., whom they inked to a $71 million deal. Coach Jeff Hornacek said at the time that he hoped to have the chance to re-sign Plumlee, who expects to make a decision on his next team shortly. The Knicks have several big men in their rotation and it's unclear if there would be a roster/rotation spot for Plumlee, who impressed coaches with his development and work ethic over the past two seasons.
Plumlee played 21 games for New York as a rookie in 2016-17, chipping in 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. He was released by the team following a 2017 Summer league campaign which saw him clearly overmatched physically—I’m not sure if that’s why they released him, but it’s a fact.
So why would the Knicks consider bringing back Big Poppa Plums? Well he does GOOD TEAMMATE THINGS, like taking Damyean Dotson, Luke Kornet and Nigel Hayes out for seafood dinners.
Also he’s very quick to like his teammate’s Instagram posts. These things matter!