Knicks Decline Option On Henry Ellenson

The Knicks have declined Henry Ellenson‘s $1,645,357 option for next season, tweets Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

Ellenson played 17 games for New York this year after signing with the team in February. He joined the Knicks on a 10-day contract in February, then inked a multi-year deal in early March. He averaged 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in nearly 14 minutes per night.

Ellenson, 22, was taken by the Pistons with the 18th pick in 2016. He played 59 total games for Detroit, including two this season, before being waived in February.

In recent days, the Knicks have also declined options on John Jenkins and Billy Garrett as they try to maximize cap space heading into free agency. New York also opted not to extend qualifying offers to Emmanuel Mudiay and Luke Kornet.

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7 thoughts on “Knicks Decline Option On Henry Ellenson

  1. padam

    So, who exactly is left on the roster? DSJ, Nit, Knox, Robinson, Barrett, Trier…

  2. stevep-4

    ..they will be having tryouts as soon as the big free agents all sign somewhere else.

  3. Dotson is on the roster. The 2nd round pick will eventually be. 8 guys.

    Some of the guys whose options were declined could easily have agreed to come back, as they were minimum options, declining ups the cap space, and then you can give them the same minimum deal after using the space.

  4. heisenberg58

    Crap. I was hoping to fulfill my dream of watching Ellenson, Kornet, and Ignaz play on the court together.

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