Knicks Tinker with Summer League Roster
Newest Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. isn’t the only recent draft prospect to be added to the team’s summer league roster.
A league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com on Friday that forward C.J. Leslie (N.C. State) and center A.J. Matthews (Farmingdale State) will also play with the Knicks in Las Vegas, starting on July 12.
Leslie played high school ball with Washington Wizards point guard John Wall at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Leslie was one of the top HS players in the country, recognized for his versatility and athleticism. But one established NBA insider thought he fell into the trap of N.C. State not pushing its star players hard enough to prepare for the league. That could’ve also applied to his teammate Lorenzo Brown, one of the most versatile point guards in college last season, but he was criticized for his mental preparedness and slipped to the 52nd pick