1:43pm: The addition of Arcidiacono is now official, per a team press release (Twitter link).
1:01pm: Guard Ryan Arcidiacono will sign a deal with the Knicks that will keep him in New York for the rest of the 2021/22 NBA season, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
The 6’3″ point guard, who won a title with Villanova in 2016, previously signed a pair of 10-day deals with the Knicks earlier this year, as well as a hardship exception deal that was later voided, though he has yet to suit up for an actual game with New York.
Ian Begley of SNY.tv adds (via Twitter) that the addition of Arcidiacono brings the Knicks’ total standard contract count to 15, the maximum allowable.
Arcidiacono spent his first four NBA seasons with the Bulls, mostly as a reserve. He holds career averages of 4.8 PPG, 2.2 APG, 2.0 RPG, and 0.6 SPG in 17.6 MPG. He boasts NBA shooting splits of .431/.373/.807.
Chicago opted not to re-sign the 27-year-old in free agency this summer. He signed a training camp deal with the Celtics, though he did not make Boston’s opening night roster. He has also spent time with the Celtics’ G League affiliate, the Maine Celtics, in between his contracts with the Knicks this season.
When Arcidiacono first signed with New York in January, Charania noted that there was a possibility he would stick with the team for the rest of the year. That possibility has now come to pass.
As Marc Berman of the New York Post (Twitter link) observes, now that the reeling Knicks have a full 15-man roster, they’d have to waive someone in order to be active on the buyout market. Berman floats the possibility that point guard Kemba Walker could be the Knicks player the club opts to be buy out if they want to make another addition.
15 thoughts on “Knicks Sign Ryan Arcidiacono For Rest Of Season”
The missing piece
I doubt it
LOL Knicks are going to Knicks per usual.
Get the parade route ready, Archie’s in town!
All joking aside, I’m surprised that Ryan hasn’t been able to find a spot in someone’s rotation constantly this year. His shooting numbers are above average, he owns a career assist/turnover ratio of close to 4:1, and he plays solid defence. 10-15 minutes a night on some team that is PG deficient like the Knicks makes sense to me.
One thing about Thibs, he’s gonna sign his ex-Bulls players and give them more PT than necessary.
ryan never played for tom.
Ryan was in the (awful) era after Thibs, which is why he was able to hang on for several years based upon grit alone.
He is a tough, hustling player, but barely better than a 2way guy. This shows how poorly the Knicks are performing at this point.
Get the trophy case ready.
Yeah, cuz if they signed another guy to be their 15th man, they would be champs for sure.
Unironically was a solid 3&D dude for the Bulls
Makes no sense. They should just wait for the buyout market to start. If any PG needs to play its McBride.
They are gonna wait for the buyout market to get a better 4th string PG on a team with zero chance of making even the play in?
Yeah that must be it …..
He’s been on the 15 man for weeks (replacing Selden). He was a good 15th man for this team when he initially signed, and he still is. We’re not a team that will be looking for (or looked at by) a player in the buyout market. Nothing to do with Walker, either.
There is always a player in the BM. Doesn’t have to help now. He can be a player to develop for next yr. No reason not to leave options. What is Ryan going to do for us this yr. Rose is due back. And if anyone needs mins. It’s McBride. Building a team isn’t about short term decisions.
Knicks would never consider dealing for Nic Claxton—Knicks have no interest in future gods. Would have passed over Ja if given the chance.