New York Knicks Sign Draftee Cleanthony Early
The New York Knicks have come to terms with second-round draft pick Cleanthony Early. The deal was announced by team President Phil Jackson.
Early, a product of Wichita State University, was the 34th overall pick in the draft. The Knicks received the pick in a trade package from the Dallas Mavericks that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Texas.
At 6-8, 219-pounds, Early, a power forward, will compete to be Carmelo Anthony’s backup. Last season he led the Shockers to an undefeated record as the team went 34-0. He averaged 16.4 points per game and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 48.6-percent. The former All-American also played in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, posting averages of 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 27.9 minutes over the course of four games.
A native of Middletown, New York, Early will be looking to prove his doubters wrong with his hometown team. Originally considered a first-round pick, many were surprised he fell in the draft. With his skill set, the Knicks are hoping he will one day become the steal of the draft.
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