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Knicks sign Dwayne Bacon

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Pass the honey, honey. Pass the sugar, sugar. Pass the Bacon, pig.

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The Knicks’ offseason has been a pretty tasty dish, so it only makes sense to top it off with a side of Bacon.

Terms have yet to be revealed, but with 14 Knicks on guaranteed deals, Lucas Vildoza non-guaranteed and Jericho Sims on a two-way deal, it stands to reason Bacon is the team’s 15th and final guaranteed contract. The 6’6” wing turns 26 later this month. Last year for Orlando he set a career high in games, suiting up in all 72. He also set personal bests in games started, minutes played, points and rebounds, on a 40/29/82 slash line. Expect a lot of this out of Clyde this year when Bacon gets any run.

It’d be nice to see more of this out of Bacon, but for now he doesn’t project as a likely rotation player.

This is more a move to bolster the depth chart with a legitimate NBA wing, in case Quentin Grimes is not yet ready for prime time or there’s an injury at the 2 or the 3. Bacon is young and has good size at 221 pounds. I’ma be honest: I don’t really have anything else to say about this move. I like the Knicks signing young veterans whose minutes are on the rise. This is a small move, but a sensible one. That’s good enough for today.

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