The Knicks have been casting off fringe players left and right: first it was two-way player Kadeem Allen and then it was Allonzo Trier. But what about the club’s other two-way player? Will Kenny Wooten avoid the purge?
I don’t know what Leon Rose has in mind, but Wooten has earned some accolades in recent days for his performance in the G League this season. First he was named third-team All-G League, and now he has been named to the All-Defensive squad.
Wooten certainly earned his spot, blocking 3.6 shots per game. Here are some of his best.
Wooten also averaged 7.6 points (on 64.3% shooting), 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 27 G League games. (NOTE: Having watched him a bit, Wooten is a pretty decent passer for someone who rarely has the ball in his hands.) His contract was picked up by the Knicks midway through the season, but he suffered a finger injury and never got a chance to play for the big club.
Marc Berman reported last week that Wooten is in Tarrytown working out. The only other Knicks we know for sure are working out in Tarrytown are Taj Gibson and Frank Ntilikina.
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In conclusion: Kenny Wooten is cool as hell. I like dudes who block shots. Hopefully Rose holds onto him.