NBA: Summer League-New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors

Knicks Add To Training Camp Roster

Today, the New York Knicks have announced the signings of Oscar Bellfield, Henry Sims, John Shurna and Mychel Thompson, who all worked out for the team in the spring. Starting October 2nd, these guys will be fighting with Chris Smith, Chris Copeland, and probably a few more invitees, for one or two roster spots. We looked at the John Shurna signing this morning, but I’ll quickly give you guys a little background on the others.

Mychel Thompson, the brother of Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers sporadically last year, prior to joining the Knicks’ summer league squad in Vegas. He played 20 minutes a game and averaged 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds a contest in Vegas. He’s 6’6″ and went to Pepperdine University.

Oscar Bellfield is a point guard from UNLV who the Knicks were considering selecting in the draft. He’s the all-time assist leader for the Mountain West Conference, and played in the summer league for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Knicks have three point guards on the roster, all of whom are under the assumption they’ll be playing, so I don’t think there’s a spot on the team for Bellfield. But, hey! Maybe he’s the next Jeremy Lin *sigh*.

Henry Sims is a 7-foot, 22-year-old center from Georgetown University. He averaged 11.6 points and 6 rebounds in 27.5 minutes a game last year. Big bodies are always valuable, so I’d bet that, assuming he doesn’t completely blow training camp, Sims is the most likely to make the roster out of this group of recent signees.

Don’t expect to see all these guys on the floor come November, but they will get a shot to try and impress the Knicks’ personnel. Good luck, fellas!