The New York Knicks made another depth signing for training camp, inking Florida State guard M.J. Walker to a deal Friday.
Walker is a four-year product of coach Leonard Hamilton’s excellent Florida State program. Like all of Hamilton’s protege’s Walker defends hard. He was named to the All-ACC second team last season, averaging 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
After going undrafted, Walker signed with the Knicks’ Summer League squad. He didn’t get much play behind New York’s stacked SL guard rotation, but when he did get a chance, he looked solid. I remember him getting some decent burn in the Cleveland game, when Immanuel Quickley was out with a sore groin. Walker defended well, hit his threes, moved the ball, and was generally impressive.
The Knicks now have 19 players under contract for training camp. The limit is 20, so they have one spot to play with. Walker won’t make the regular-season roster, but he’ll earn some cash and hopefully a contract to play for the Knicks’ G League squad in Westchester. I’m quite satisfied with this move.