While most of us have been hiding from the heat this weekend, the Knicks’ front office has been working to improve the team’s depth in training camp. To wit, they just signed University of Oregon forward Kenny Wooten to an Exhibit 10 deal to attend camp this fall, per Marc Berman.
The Knicks are already at the full allotment of 15 players, but this deal allows Wooten to collect an additional $50,000 if he spends at least 45 with the club’s G league affiliate after getting cut during training camp. It’s a good way of making sure Wooten ends up in Westchester.
So what does Wooten bring to the table? For one thing, the kid blocks shots. Lots of shots. He averaged 2.5 blocks for the Knicks’ Summer League squad in a scant 13.3 minutes. Wooten stands a paltry 6’9”, but the dude can jump out of the gym. Here is Wooten stuffing a bunch of fools in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Welcome to the Knicks, Mr. Wooten. Hopefully we’ll see you do all kinds of crazy stuff in Westchester.