The New York Knicks currently have 21 players on their roster, but that’ll change over the next week. There are 12 players on guaranteed contracts, two on non-guaranteed contracts, four on training camp contracts, and three on two-way deals. At least two players on non-guaranteed deals will make the final roster, maybe even three.
Tom Thibodeau runs a tight nine-man rotation that leaves three players currently on guaranteed deals on the outside looking in. The players that make the final roster will rarely see the court, if at all, but it would boost their NBA careers.
Which non-guaranteed players could make the Knicks’ final roster?
3: Ryan Arcidiacono
Ryan Arcidiacono spent seven months away from the Knicks after he was sent to the Trail Blazers as part of the Josh Hart trade. He played in nine regular season games for Portland (four starts) and averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 assists before he was waived.
The 29-year-old entered the offseason as a free agent and was signed to a training camp deal with New York in September. Yes, that means there are four former Villanova players on the roster.
In Arcidiacono’s one-and-a-half seasons with the Knicks from 2021-2023, he appeared in only 21 regular season games. Still, he became a favorite of Tom Thibodeau because of his drive and work ethic that pushed everyone to be better at practice.
Arcidiacono’s the ideal 15th man, and given his history in New York and existing relationships, fans should go ahead and prepare for the guard to get a roster spot.