The Knicks are mulling whether to use one of two soon-to-be-open roster spots on power forward Ike Diogu, an NBA source tells Marc Berman of the New York Post. The former lottery pick impressed the team during training camp, but was ultimately released.
The Knicks will have two open spots when Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih’s buyouts become official tomorrow. The undersized forward, who is in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam and averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, could be an option for the club. It should come as no surprise that the Knicks would have interest in Danny Granger if he is bought out by the Sixers but they’ve also got interest in Earl Clark, Ben Gordon (if his buyout is completed), and Antawn Jamison.
Because the club is well into luxury tax territory and owner James Dolan is already paying 17 players this season, the Knicks may only sign one player. With solid rebounding ability and a decent mid-range game, New York may make Diogu their pick.