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The Knicks will sign former Rocket Troy Williams to a 10-day contract

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The Knicks have had an open roster spot ever since the trade deadline, and they’ve decided to use it on former Rockets forward Troy Williams. Per Yahoo’s Shams Charania.

A 23-year-old forward, Williams played for the Rockets and Grizzlies in two pro seasons since going undrafted out of the University of Indiana. Williams actually averaged 9.7 points in his six games with Houston last season, including 21 points in his first start.

Williams has only played 17 total minutes for a Rockets team that, though dominant, has been been hit hard at times by injuries. Instead, Williams has played most of this season in the G League, where he has averaged 19.8 points per game.

This is an interesting move for the Knicks, who are extremely thin at the power forward position (Sorry y’all, but I don’t consider Lance Thomas to be viable at the 4; dude doesn’t rebound at all). The 6’7” Williams plays most of his minutes at small forward, though Houston used him as a 4 on occasion.

Can Williams find some minutes on his 10-day deal? I don’t see why not; the Knicks are quite bad, after all.