By: Adam Zagoria
As reported here last month, the Knicks have signed N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie and he will play with their summer league team in Las Vegas and go to training camp in the fall.
The 6-foot-9 Leslie was projected as a second-round pick but went undrafted after suffering a hip injury.
Leslie worked out for the Nets June 17 but told SNY.tv then he had a hip issue.
“We shut it down,” he said then.
Leslie averaged 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season as a junior with the Wolfpack.
“I think they got a steal,” Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried told SNY.tv Monday. ”His talent level is lottery pick-level. There’s no doubt in my mind that he can contribute and become a very good player for the New York Knicks.