There has been ample speculation about the Knicks looking to add some help in the front court after learning that center Tyson Chandler would be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. The latest comes from ESPN New York’s Ian Begley, who tweets that the front office has reportedly spoken with Louis Amundson.
The 6’9 forward participated in training camp with the Clippers this past fall but had been waived prior to the start of the regular season. During 2012/13, Amundson played a total of 39 games with New Orleans, Chicago, and Minnesota, averaging 1.9 PPG, 2.7 RPG, and 9.5 MPG. Yesterday, our own Luke Adams discussed potential frontcourt options available on the free agent market for the Knicks, and Amundson was among those mentioned.
The Knicks currently have 15 players on their roster, so if they were to eventually decide on signing Amundson (or any other free agent big man), they’d have to waive someone first. It’s also worth mentioning that Mike Woodson told reporters yesterday that the team is still open to bringing Jeremy Tyler back on board at some point (Marc Berman of the New York Post).