The New York Knicks have been active in free agency and have agreed to a deal with Wayne Ellington. Ellington will sign a two-year, $16 million deal as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $16M deal with the New York Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
The 31-year-old Ellington averaged 10.3 points per game while hitting 37.1 percent of his shots from deep with the Heat and Pistons. He has also spent time with the Timberwolves, Grizzlies, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks.
New York missed on big free agents such as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but have signed Julius Randle and some role players to give them some decent depth for next season. The development of Dennis Smith Jr., R.J. Barrett and Kevin Knox will be key for the franchise moving forward.