Knicks Waive Maurice Ndour

2:05pm: The Knicks have confirmed Ndour’s release (Twitter link).

1:14pm: The Knicks are waiving forward Maurice Ndour before the new league year begins, per Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). Ndour’s minimum salary for 2017/18, worth $1,312,611, would have become guaranteed if he had remained on the roster through June 30.

Ndour, 25, joined the Knicks as an undrafted free agent last season and appeared in 32 games for the team. In 10.3 minutes per contest, the Senegalese big man averaged 3.1 PPG and 2.0 RPG. As Ian Begley of notes, Kurt Rambis and Clarence Gaines were fond of Ndour, so he might still have a spot on the roster if not for Phil Jackson‘s departure.

Marshall Plumlee‘s salary for 2017/18 is also reportedly set to become guaranteed if he’s not waived by the Knicks today.

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7 thoughts on “Knicks Waive Maurice Ndour

  1. mchaney317

    I work with the men’s basketball team at OU, and Ndour is still held in high regard here

    • Luckylefty2

      ndour is a scrub and should be thanking his agent that he got him a NBA deal after he couldn’t get of the bench for Real Madrid.

      • mchaney317

        Yeah I know but there’s a difference between an NBA team and a MAC school hahaha people still like him here

    • H.Henderson

      Ndour has skills, but not enough of them to even be a decent role player in the NBA. When he was on the floor he seemed overwhelmed for the most part and confused. Yea, he has high energy but hasnt figured out how to consistently contribute on defensively or offensively. Its why he spent a good amount of time in the D League (now the G League) last year.
      Also Plumlee needs to go, unless he is that on G league 2 way player. There are too many bigs on the Knicks roster at the moment. Only reason to keep him is if they trade O’Quinn or buy out Noah’s contract.

      • H.Henderson

        Yea, he has high energy but hasnt figured out how to consistently contribute defensively or offensively.

        Also Plumlee needs to go, unless he is that one G league 2 way player.

      • Luckylefty2

        Agreed. He doesn’t have one particular skill that stands out. He is stuck between a 4/3 position which he doesn’t have the skillset to play. If I were him I would gain 15 pounds, get a consistent jumper and focus on being a small ball 5, he already has the high energy.

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