The Knicks are expected to sign G League forward Simisola Shittu to a two-way contract, tweets Ian Begley of SNY.tv.
Shittu will become the third member of the team’s G League affiliate in Westchester to occupy that two-way slot. Jared Harper was signed to a two-way deal in November, but had his contract converted to a 10-day deal on Friday. He was replaced by Myles Powell, who was waived earlier today. Begley points out that the Knicks like to provide financial rewards for their G League players, so it’s not clear if Shittu will remain on the roster long or if he’ll have a short stay like Powell.
Shittu, 21, went undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2019 and played for Windy City in the G League last season before joining Westchester this year. He averaged 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in 53 total G League games.
The signing will give the Knicks a full roster, with Shittu and Theo Pinson occupying the two-way slots, Begley adds.
18 thoughts on “Knicks To Sign Simisola Shittu To Two-Way Contract”
Why not Justin Patton
Because Justin Patton won’t give all the automated censors fits. I like the signing simply for the potential New York Post headlines in the future.
I Shittu not. They’re really signing this guy!
Darius Garland college teammate. I remember he was a pretty highly regarded prospect at one point.
With a name like that, he probably stinks.
When your last name is profane. *facepalm*
Hope he doesn’t have a shih tzu
he is a fan of Sun Tzu though
The Knicks have had such good press lately… Why did they have to add crap to their roster?
I hope the fans in MSG will encourage him to flush that surname.
I just hope he doesn’t take after Ron Artest because we don’t need Shittu hit the fan.
When I got the HR RSS for this article, I was very happy, because I knew you guys would come up with some great quips! Plus I’m glad for Shittu getting another NBA opportunity. Maybe Thibs will give him a little bit of run.
* Shittu’s full name is Oluwasimisola Shittu. (From BasketballReference.com) Ohmigosh!
* I could not find any game pictures of Shittu online, in a quick image search, that show the back of his jersey! Wonder why? If anyone can find any rear jersey pics, please post a link. We will have them eventually, in a Knicks (NY or Westchester) uniform.
* Shittu entered the NBA draft after one year at Vandy. Who told him to do that!? Not exactly your prototypical one-and-done player..
* 6’10”, 240 lbs. The Knicks will have a big body 15th player..
* My profanity filter add-in for Firefox renders his name as S****u or Su!
All Shittu-ey jokes aside, it’d be so much fun if this guy sticks in the NBA!
link to oklahoman.com
About halfway down the page.
It took some doing to get the address of that picture, as it appears they disabled right-click on the page, but here it is:
link to cdn2.newsok.biz
You gotta love “SHITTU” on a jersey!
At 6’ 10” and 240lbs he can help. Don’t know anything about him, to be honest. But again Size wins the day. You can’t teach size.
9 and counting. Go NY go
What’s his nickname around the locker room?
watched a couple of G League games and this kid is pretty decent…at least in the G looked the part
You just got Shittu’d