New York Knicks Sign Two Players, Carmelo Anthony Voted Best Teammate

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Aug. 18 2017, Updated 4:51 p.m. ET

The New York Knicks have had an interesting and hectic offseason, to say the least. Team President Phil Jackson and the team agreed to part ways at the end of June. This led the team to eventually promote Steve Mills to replace Jackson and hire Sacramento Kings’ executive vice president Scott Perry to be their general manager. There was also all the trade speculation surrounding star Carmelo Anthony, which will be mentioned in more detail later.

They moved on from former MVP Derrick Rose by taking France’s Frank Ntilikina in the draft. New York added veterans Ramon Sessions and Michael Beasley, and locked in Ron Baker with a two-year, $9.9 million deal in the process of resigning him. They also gave restricted free agent Tim Hardaway, Jr. a four-year, $71 million deal.

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However, the New York Knicks are still making moves even with training camp about a month away. As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks and undrafted free agent Nigel Hayes agreed to a partially guaranteed contract yesterday. The 22-year-old Hayes spent four years playing for the Wisconsin Badgers and was a key piece of their 2015 team that made it to the national championship game. Hayes played for the Knicks during the Orlando Summer League in July, where he averaged 5.2 points, five rebounds, and 1.4 assists.

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