Preseason basketball may have already begun, but that doesn’t mean the New York Knicks are finished wheeling and dealing around the fringes of their roster.
The front office started off Tuesday by waiving guard Tyrius Walker, who played for the Knicks in Monday night’s win over the Wizards. The Morehouse College alum scored 1 points and committed 2 turnovers in the 124-121 victory.
Division II Morehouse PG Tyrius Walker is waived and told me last night he expects to play for Westchester.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) October 2, 2018
The Knicks wasted no time in signing guard John Jenkins to replace Walker.
Knicks signing John Jenkins to camp roster to replace Walker. Likely to start in G League.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) October 2, 2018
Jenkins isn’t exactly a young buck — he was chosen 23rd overall in the 2012 draft, and last played in the NBA in 2016-17. He impressed the club with his performance for the Blazers in Summer League, according to Marc Berman. The Blazers won the Summer League title, so we know Jenkins has that championship experience.
Finally, the Knicks capped off their day by signing Morgan State forward Phillip Carr to play for their Westchester G League affiliate. Carr announced the signing on his own Twitter account.
All I ever needed was a chance and I’m thankful for this one. Thank you to the @nyknicks And @wcknicks Organization for believing in me. It’s up to me how far I go from here. #formotivationalpurposesonly #FMPO pic.twitter.com/OOp7Zb79C8— Phil Carr (@PhilippeChow_) October 2, 2018
Welcome to the (W-)Knicks, fellas!