Monday March 7th, 2016

The New York Knicks are finalizing a three-year deal with guard Tony Wroten, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Wroten was drafted No. 25 overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. This season, Wroten was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers before being waived on Dec 24. He has posted a career average of 11.1 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 145 career games with Philadelphia and Memphis.

Wroten is expected to serve as a back-up behind Jose Calderon and Arron Afflalo, if he plays this season. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck reports it is unlikely Wroten returns to the court this season as he continues to deal with lingering health issues.

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The Knicks also announced that Cleanthony Early has been assigned to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League.

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