The New York Knicks continue to sign players heading into training camp, despite the fact that they are now at the league-mandated player limit. It was reported Friday that the team has signed forward Jeff Coby to a deal.
Columbia’s Jeff Coby has agreed to a deal with the Knicks, league sources confirm. Coby, a Hatian National Team standout, has worked out w/the Knicks in informal sessions recently and impressed the staff. The Coby agreement was first reported by @NicolaLupo99.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) September 21, 2018
Listed at 6’8”, Coby spent four years at Columbia, averaging 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He spent most of his college years coming off the bench. After going undrafted in 2017, Coby spent the last season in Spain with CB Prat Juventud of the LEB Gold (Spanish second division) and Cambados Xuven of the LEB Silver (Spanish third division).
But what does this mean for the Knicks’ roster? The team already reached the 20-player training camp limit when they signed guard Tyrius Walker earlier this week. They can’t carry Coby unless they drop another player. Could this lend credence to all the rumors that Joakim Noah will no longer be a Knick come the opening of camp next week? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.