TUESDAY, 3:36pm: Former Knicks small forward Travis Wear will sign with Gipuzkoa Basket of Spain, reports Juanjo Lusa of the Spanish outlets Onda Vasca and Mundo Deportivo (Twitter links; translation via Sportando’s Orazio Cauchi). The 25-year-old didn’t appear to generate much interest from NBA teams this offseason, as his rumors page indicates, even though he stuck on the Knicks roster for the entire season last year after making the team out of training camp.
New York had the chance to make him a restricted free agent, but the team elected not to make a qualifying offer that would have been worth $1,045,059, so he became an unrestricted free agent instead. It had seemed at the end of last season as though the Knicks would likely invite him back to camp, but he struggled on New York’s summer league team, notching just 2.0 points in 16.7 minutes per game with 26.7% shooting over four appearances. That small sample size represented a regression from this past season, when he posted 3.9 PPG in 13.2 MPG with 40.2% shooting.
Wear is set to join his twin brother in Spain, as David Wear signed with Fuenlabrada this summer after spending time with the Kings on a 10-day contract last year. Both went undrafted out of UCLA in 2014.
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