What’s New – Jul. 31, 2015

Knicks cut Ricky and sign the draft picks interest in Sasha?

Today was the deadline to decide on Ricky Ledo’s immediate fate with the team.  Ricky had a partial guarantee if he is on the roster August first.  The Knicks made the call a day earlier and released Ricky freeing up a roster spot.

On the same day they cut ties with Ricky Ledo The “paperwork” came thru on the Zinger and Grant contracts.  Both are now signed to Rookie Scale plus 20% – the standard deal.  That of course puts the Knicks at the 70 mil salary cap.  Therefore they can officially now use their 2.8 mil room exception.  With 11 players guaranteed and another three having partial guaranteed Phil has leeway to add a couple players  .

there was a rumor Phil as kicking the tires on  Sasha Vujacic.  Sasha was a rotation player on two of Phil’s championship teams.  During the lock out Sasha went to Europe and never came back.  He played under a ten day contract last year with the cLips and there was rumored interest by Phil after his 10 day contract expired.

you have to applaud Phil on thinking outside the box and going to his Rolodex to find guys to fit the system.