The Knicks’ offseason has been a pretty tasty dish, so it only makes sense to top it off with a side of Bacon.
The Knicks have agreed to a deal with free agent guard Dwayne Bacon, sources tell ESPN. Bacon averaged 10.9 points per game while playing all 72 games last season with the Orlando Magic.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 9, 2021
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.
Breen: *mentions Dwayne Bacon*— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) January 18, 2021
Clyde: "Don't mention bacon Mike, I didn't eat this morning" pic.twitter.com/rHw7QvuM3B
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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