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Knicks Waive Forward Troy Williams

July 16, 2018 - 2:07 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Knicks have decided to waive forward Troy Williams. The move cuts their roster size down to 15 players plus a pair of two-way contract players, the maximum allowed for Opening Night. 

Williams, 23, joined the Knicks in February last season on a 10-day contract and earned his way to a contract for the rest of the season. The 6-7' forward played in 17 games and started one, averaging 7.5 PPG and 3.1 RPG in 17.1 MPG. Williams showed a ton of athleticism, which included highlight-reel dunks. He gave the team a jolt of energy, which they lacked otherwise in the second half. The Knicks were his third team since going undrafted out of Indiana in 2016. 

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Williams played well during his five recent Summer League games in Las Vegas, but for now, there just isn't enough room on the roster for him. It's a bit surprising considering the pure athlete that Williams is, but there is still a ton of time in the offseason. There's always a possibility that someone gets hurt or released and the Knicks try and bring him back later this summer.