The New York Knicks will not have newly-signed guard Tony Wroten practice or play with the team this season, coach Kurt Rambis said.
Wroten, who signed a deal on Wednesday, has played just eight games since last February after sustaining an injury to his ACL. New York plans to use the upcoming off-season to evaluate him.
“This was more to garner his rights and put him in situations where we can look at him this summer,” Rambis told reporters. “We’ll get an opportunity to work with him over the summer and see what he can bring in summer league and retain his rights so that he’s somebody that we can possibly look at in the future.”
Wroten was taken with the No. 25 pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Grizzlies. He spent time with the 76ers this season before he was waived on Dec 24. He has averaged 11.1 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 145 career games with Philadelphia and Memphis.
– Kenny Ducey