Knicks Rookie Murry Gaining Looks
Tour’e Murry, the Knicks’ fluid point-guard star in the Las Vegas summer league, is acing training camp thus far after nearly taking the Heat’s training camp invite, he said.
With rookie small forward C.J. Leslie floundering and heading toward the cutting block, Murry has become a favorite to make the roster, with coach Mike Woodson making strong indications he’s earned his stripes.
Of course, there’s always the wild-card of J.R. Smith’s brother, point guard Chris Smith, who is being outplayed by Murry, but could be kept for political reasons. Murry said he was close to joining [the HEAT] and still could go there if the Knicks cut him.
Murry can play both guard positions, which isn’t a current need. But the Knicks prefer him not to head to Miami either. A source said the large number of scouts on hand in Baltimore for Thursday’s game against the Wizards were looking at Murry, in addition to a few others. The Heat had a scout in Baltimore.