Knicks Sign Paul Watson

The Knicks‘ 20th-man carousel continues to rotate, with the team announcing today (via Twitter) that it has signed former Fresno State shooting guard Paul Watson to fill the opening on its roster.

Watson, who went undrafted in 2017, played for the Westchester Knicks last season, averaging 6.2 PPG and 3.4 RPG in 45 G League games (23 starts). He also played five games for the Knicks’ Las Vegas Summer League squad in July.

The Knicks already had Watson’s returning NBAGL rights, so signing him doesn’t change that — it does give the club a chance to give him a bonus worth up to $50K via the Exhibit 10 clause if he rejoins the Westchester Knicks and spends at least two months with the club this season. That bonus won’t count against New York’s NBA salary cap.

Like Tyrius Walker, John Jenkins, and Billy Garrett before him, Watson will likely be waived by the Knicks shortly after being signed.

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