MARCH 18: The Knicks have made it official, announcing in a press release that they’ve signed Hunt to a two-way contract.
MARCH 17: The Knicks plan to sign Feron Hunt of the G League to a two-way contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.
In order to sign Hunt, the Knicks have waived forward Luka Samanic, the team’s PR department tweets. Samanic is out for the remainder of the season with a left heel injury.
Hunt 22, went undrafted in 2021 after three collegiate seasons at SMU. He was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract by the Mavericks during training camp, but was waived before the season started. The 6’8″ forward signed a 10-day hardship deal with the Pelicans in December, but didn’t receive any NBA playing time.
Through 37 games (35.2 MPG) with the Texas Legends, Dallas’ affiliate, Hunt is averaging 17.8 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.4 SPG and 1.1 BPG on .547/.361/.737 shooting.
Samanic was the 19th overall pick of the 2019 draft by the Spurs, who waived him in October of 2021, just before the season started. The 22-year-old Croatian appeared in 36 total games as a Spur, averaging 3.8 PPG and 2.2 RPG on .430/.294/.576 shooting in 9.9 MPG.
He caught on with the Knicks a handful of days later, signing a two-way contract. He hasn’t made an NBA appearance for New York and only played two games for its G League affiliate in Westchester, averaging 26.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.0 SPG and 2.0 BPG on .524/.125/.667 shooting.
Marc Berman of The New York Post says (via Twitter) Samanic’s heel injury is plantar fasciitis, noting the young forward has only played once in the past nine weeks.
8 thoughts on “Knicks Sign Feron Hunt To Two-Way Deal”
Samanic needs to be signed by another team. He has just been injured this year, otherwise I think he would be playing and have a roster spot
Needs surgery. That’s only way to fix that. Get over with. He was doing ok for awhile.
Yet another bold move by the Knucks front office… astounding!
What insight lol. A G-league signing of a player. You got no clue about …..
Yet you got answers. That’s the definition of Ignorance. It’s amazing to me how posters here. Just out themselves over and over again. That’s KnickHeat on cue.
2021 UNDRAFTED BALL PLAYERS WERE BETTER THAN THE DRAFTED ONES BY FAR GREAT CHOICE BY KNICKS TO GRAB ONE THAT KID CAN PLAY.SMART FRONT OFFICE .GO KNICKS IM A LAKERS FAN BUT I KNOW A BALL PLAYER WHEN I SEE ONE .60 + YEARS OF BASKETBALL.
0.60 years of basketball is not very much
I’ll say this much. Thibs and this FO. Has used the G-league well. No one before them ever did it like them. Hopefully it pays off with a find or two. McBride has played real well down for there. Also like Simms a SF from Clemson. Who has good size.
If only we had a real PG, a closer ……..
link to cbssports.com
I still got hope McBride will get mins.