Knicks sign Hardaway Jr., Leslie
July, 8, 2013
By Jared Zwerling | ESPNNewYork.com
The Knicks officially announced the signings of rookies Tim Hardaway Jr., picked 24th in the first round, and C.J. Leslie, who went undrafted.
Jeyhoun Allebaugh/NBAE/Getty ImagesIt's official. Tim Hardaway Jr. is a Knick.
Hardaway Jr.'s contract is a four-year, $6.1 million deal, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed with ESPNNewYork.com. Leslie's contract is partially guaranteed, according to a source.
Both Hardaway Jr. and Leslie will suit up in Las Vegas for the Knicks' summer league team, starting this Friday. The rest of the roster includes J’Covan Brown (Texas), Justin Brownlee (St. John's), Terrence Jennings (Louisville), Jerome Jordan (D-League), A.J. Matthews (Farmingdale State), Tony Mitchell (D-League), Toure Murry (D-League), Iman Shumpert, Chris Smith (J.R.'s younger brother), Jeremy Tyler (D-League) and Eloy Vargas (overseas).
Henry Sims, who had received a Vegas invite, will not participate. Tony Taylor, a Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., native, was on the Knicks' radar, but he will play on the Heat's summer league team.
With the inclusion of Andrea Bargnani, the Knicks will have 10 players under contract starting on July 10, when the Raptors trade can become official. The Knicks hope to fill the rest of the roster with at least two more point guards, two big men and another wing player.
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