The roster cuts started before the New York Knicks played their final preseason game on Wednesday. New York entered training camp with the offseason maximum of 21 players and has since trimmed that number.
Isaiah Roby (non-guaranteed contract) and Jaylen Martin (two-way) were the first two players to go, followed by Nathan Knight (two-way). The Knicks signed Mamadi Diakite and Brandon Goodwin to Exhibit 10 deals on Oct. 19, the day after the team’s exhibition finale, but were waived on Oct. 21.
Tom Thibodeau runs a tight nine-man rotation, and it isn’t a secret which players are in and out of his rotation. Sorry, Evan Fournier.
The Knicks have already converted Dylan Windler’s two-way contract to a non-guaranteed standard deal, and don’t be surprised if Ryan Arcidiacono is another player they keep, as he’s currently on a training camp deal. The guard was traded to the Trail Blazers as part of the Josh Hart deal, although the Knicks were reluctant to part with him but had to do so to make the salaries work.
Projected Knicks depth chart and rotation entering the regular season
Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
Immanuel Quickley, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Isaiah Hartenstein
Guaranteed contract players outside of rotation
Evan Fournier, Deuce McBride, Jericho Sims, Dylan Windler, DaQuan Jeffries
Jacob Toppin, Charlie Brown Jr., Duane Washington Jr.
Players the Knicks have waived
Isaiah Roby, Jaylen Martin, Nathan Knight (signed a two-way with the Celtics), Mamadi Diakite, Brandon Goodwin