The Knicks announced their summer league roster, which will be coached by Derek Fisher.
Tim Hardaway Jr, Jeremy Tyler and Shane Larkin will all play on the team, as well as free agent Cole Aldrich.
2014 NBA Draft picks Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo will also play.
Keith Schlosser, Lead WriterLamar Odom might not be taking part in summer league competition, but veteran guard and two-time NBA champion Shannon Brown is.
Signed initially prior to Phil Jackson’s arrival, Brown won his two titles while playing for Jackson’s Lakers, alongside current Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. Playing with some of the other roster hopefuls in Las Vegas will give Brown a renewed opportunity to prove (this time, in front of some familiar faces) that he could be a good fit on this roster and deserves to return.
Appearing in nineteen contests for New York last season, Brown displayed good veteran know-how and steady defensive instincts, if nothing else. He was a double-digit scorer in the league as recently as 2012-13, and could prove to be a bargain as a proven vet who knows how to succeed in the triangle offense off the bench.
He’s certainly one to watch as someone who might make an impact next season. Otherwise, the Knicks’ roster is sprinkled with young guns full of potential and hungry for an opportunity they can handle playing worthwhile minutes for a team that will look to form a bond and find an identity this coming fall.
Taking a chance on young guns Tyler and Toure Murry (following impressive stints in Las Vegas) proved to be beneficial for the Knicks last season.
In addition to the team’s returning players, Brandon Triche is a combo guard with Big Apple roots who can score in bunches. He’ll look to show improvement after going undrafted in 2013 and playing in Italy this past year. Originally from Long Island, Jordan Henriquez is a big man who showed potential on the defensive end in limited D-League action this season.