Knicks News: New York signs forward to two-way, Evan Fournier to Spurs trade hope

New York Knicks, Evan Fournier. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
New York Knicks, Evan Fournier. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

The New York Knicks made a roster move on Wednesday afternoon by signing Nathan Knight to a two-way contract. The Syracuse native spent the past two seasons with the Timberwolves.

Knight went undrafted in 2020 and signed a two-way deal with the Hawks. Following the 2020-21 season, he signed a two-way with the Timberwolves. Knight signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract last summer with Minnesota.

In his three-year career, Knight is averaging 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 108 games (two starts).

The former William & Mary standout is the second player to be signed to a two-way deal with the Knicks this summer, with Jaylen Martin being the first.

Evan Fournier’s recent interview with French outlet L’Equipe sparked controversy amongst New York’s fan base. Between his comments about not understanding why the Knicks didn’t play him much this past season to his saying that he doesn’t have a relationship with Tom Thibodeau, Fournier didn’t hold back.

When asked about what it’d be like to play with the Spurs and Victor Wembanyama, Fournier said:

"“It’s not the Spurs of 2014 anymore but playing for [Popovich], and learning from him, it would be a pleasure and an honor, for sure,” Fournier said. “Being with Victor, looking at the Olympics, being able to start chemistry on the court, that would be great.”"

Fournier would be a good veteran for Wembanyama in San Antonio, and it helps that he’s on an expiring contract, but do the Spurs want to trade for him and the $18 million he’s set to make next season?

More Knicks news

  • On The Lowe Post podcast, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Zach Lowe said that the “murmurs” about Joel Embiid have involved the star center going to the Knicks. Embiid hasn’t requested a trade, nor have the Sixers shown a willingness to deal him, but the pressure is on for Philadelphia.
  • Former Knicks center Nerlens Noel signed a one-year deal with the Kings on Tuesday. Noel was a free agent after spending the end of the 2022-23 season with the Nets.
  • At the Uninterrupted Film Festival, Draymond Green said Knicks fans are “delusional” and “miserable.”

NBA news

  • According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania (subscription required), the Suns are working to launch a G League team as soon as 2024-25. Phoenix is the lone NBA team without a G League affiliate.
  • The Thunder announced on Wednesday that they were signing head coach Mark Daigneault to a multi-year extension.
  • The Nets and the Cavaliers will play a regular season game in Paris on Jan. 11, 2024. The contest will mark the third time an NBA regular season game has been played in Paris.