After a semi-impressive debut, the Knicks aren’t willing to part with forward Troy Williams just yet—extending his stay with another 10-day deal.
The New York Knicks are signing small forward Troy Williams to a second 10-day contract, the team announced on Saturday.
The Knicks picked up the free agent after Williams was released by the Houston Rockets. New York signed the Indiana University alum to a 10-day deal on February 19, seeking athleticism the team desperately needed during the last stretch of the season. With a second chance in New York, Williams can showcase the springiness that the Knicks desire among the youth head coach Jeff Hornacek plans to give ample playing time while the team falls out of playoff contention.
Williams appeared in four games for New York, averaging 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds. Last night in the City of Angels, Troy posted 11 points, including a perfect 3-for-3 from long-distance.
After the conclusion of the second 10-day contract, the Knicks can choose to sign Williams to a deal for the remainder of the season or let the forward walk as a free agent (although the deadline for players to sign with teams and be eligible in the playoffs has passed).