Knicks’ Invites Make Case for Roster Spots
[Toure'] Murry, who impressed Knicks coaches over the summer in Las Vegas, finished with 16 points in 31 minutes on 8-for-21 shooting. The Knicks also outscored the Celtics by three when Murry was on the floor. Looking at plus/minus stats in a single game often is misleading, but in a game that the Knicks lost by 30 points, Murry’s plus-3 stands out.
Murry, though, might have a tough time making the regular-season roster. The Knicks have 12 guaranteed contracts and two players (C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler) with contracts that are partially guaranteed.
[Ike] Diogu, a 6-foot-8 power forward, had a big night for New York on Saturday, scoring a game-high 21 points and pulling down eight rebounds. He made 11 trips to the free throw line.
Woodson has said that he’s looking to add one of the three training camp bigs to the final roster. Diogu has looked strongest thus far. Josh Powell has played well in spots; Cole Aldrich hasn’t done enough around the rim through three games.
via Ian Begley of ESPN