2:55pm: The Knicks have officially signed Garrett, the team confirmed today in a press release. The announcement classifies the deal as a 10-day contract, despite the fact that there are only nine days left in the season.
12:21pm: The Knicks are filling the open spot on their 15-man roster by promoting shooting guard Billy Garrett from their G League affiliate, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.com. According to Begley (via Twitter), Garrett has signed a rest-of-season contract with New York.
Garrett, who went undrafted out of DePaul in 2017, has been a member of the Westchester Knicks since going pro. In 2018/19, he appeared in NBAGL 48 games for the club, averaging 16.5 PPG, 3.7 APG, and 3.3 RPG with a .475/.322/.856 shooting line in 29.8 minutes per contest.
It’s not clear if the Knicks view Garrett as a potential part of their future or if his new contract includes any sort of club option for 2019/20 — the deal may simply be a way to give him an end-of-season salary bump and reward him for his strong play in Westchester.
The Knicks, who dipped down to 12 players on their roster following the trade deadline, filled two of their three available slots by signing John Jenkins and Henry Ellenson, but had held their 15th spot open for the last couple months. The team now has a full roster with the end of the regular season just eight days away.