Everyone’s favorite late-20s hanger-on from Summer League is back with the Knicks for another go-around in training camp.
That’s right, Wayne Selden is a Knick again... for now.
Selden has played parts of three seasons in the NBA, with his last action on the big stage coming in 2018-19 with Memphis and Chicago. Just like in Summer League, he’s probably just a camp body, and maybe headed to Westchester to join the W-Knicks once camp is over.
Selden’s contract even implies he’s not going to be long for the Knicks:
According to to Sportrac, the Knicks signed Wayne Selden to an Exhibit 9 contract, which is less common than Exhibit 10. Exhibit 9 protects the team if Selden is injured in training camp. Either way, it's nonguaranteed.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) September 26, 2021
I’m not familiar with Exhibit 9 deals, but I’d assume that other than the injury non-guarantee that Bondy mentioned, that they also include the same perk that a player can get a bonus for playing for the signing team’s G League affiliate that season, in which case the Knicks’ plans might be to have Selden as a veteran presence to help Jericho Sims (and maybe Deuce McBride, Quentin Grimes, or even Kevin Knox) along at that level of play.
Either way, welcome back Wayne, even if you’re not long for the Knicks! OAKAAK and all that.