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Knicks Bring Warren Carter and Gabe Pruitt Into Training Camp

Knicks President Donnie Walsh has announced the signings of forward Warren Carter and 6’4”, 170lb, free agent guard Gabe Pruitt to  non-guaranteed contracts. Both players will be in training camp with an opportunity to make the team. 

 Carter Dunking Over Greg Oden As you may recall, University of Illinois graduate Warren Carter (6-9, 220 lbs) was most recently a popular and effective player in Europe.  He played well for the Knicks’ summer league team.  He averaged 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 13.9 minutes during summer league play.  Carter out-played Jordan Hill, the Knicks #8 first round draft pick, as Carter hustled on both ends of the court and showed more poise and polish than Hill this summer.  Still, with Hill under a lucrative rookie contract and numerous bigs on the roster (including Eddie Curry, Darko Milicic, Hill, Danilo Galinari, Al Harrington, Wilson Chandler and Jared Jeffries), Carter continues to have an uphill struggle in his effort to make the roster.

Pruitt played 62 games, including 4 playoff games in 2009, in the last two years with the Celtics.  The Knicks continue to look for serviceable but inexpensive guard play after being unable and unwilling, in order to preserve the legendary 2010 plan, to pull the trigger on free agents earlier during the summer.

Joe Crawford and Chris Hunter are also under contract for training camp which begins on September 29th. With two weeks to go David Lee and Nate Robinson remain unsigned.

The roster must be at 15 contracts when the season starts.  It is common practice to have more than 15 players on the roster during  training camp, usually to assure that the players are able to compete during before the season starts.

 

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New York Knicks Roster – 2009-10 as of September 10, 2009 w/o Gabe Pruitt

 

Team Roster
NO. NAME POS AGE HT WT COLLEGE 2009 – 2010 SALARY
41 Warren Carter F 24 6-9 220 Illinois  
21 Wilson Chandler SF 22 6-8 220 DePaul $1,255,440
5 Joe Crawford SG 23 6-5 210 Kentucky $736,420
34 Eddy Curry C 26 6-11 285   $10,500,423
23 Toney Douglas G 23 6-1 200 Florida State $996,240
1 Chris Duhon PG 27 6-1 185 Duke $6,031,800
8 Danilo Gallinari F 21 6-10 225   $3,089,040
7 Al Harrington PF 29 6-9 250   $10,026,875
43 Jordan Hill F 22 6-10 235 Arizona $2,483,280
0 Larry Hughes SF 30 6-5 185   $13,655,268
31 Chris Hunter F 25 6-11 240 Michigan $736,420
20 Jared Jeffries PF 27 6-11 240 Indiana $6,466,600
31 Darko Milicic C 24 7-0 275   $7,540,000
32 Cuttino Mobley SG 34 6-4 215 Rhode Island $9,500,000
 

Coach: Mike D’Antoni
Average Age: 25.5
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 227
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September 12, 2009 - Posted by | Jordan Hill, New York Knicks, Toney Douglas, Training Camp | , , , , ,

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