Knicks Rumors & News
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The New York Knicks signed guard/forward Dan Grunfeld to a contract last week. Grunfeld, is the son of current Washington Wizards team president, Ernie Grunfeld. The elder Grunfeld played for the Knicks (1982-1986) and served as the team’s general manager (1991-1999).

Dan Grunfeld was undrafted out of Stanford University and played overseas the past two years. He averaged 14.7 points for Aguas De Valencia in Spain last season, and while at Stanford, Grunfeld earned First Team All-Pac 10 as a junior.

The Knicks also signed Allan Houston to a non-guaranteed contact. The contract will provide Houston with a chance to make the team through solid play in training camp, but the contract is not guaranteed unless he earns a roster spot. The 37-year old retired in October 2005 and attempted an unsuccessful comeback last year. He played in one preseason game for six minutes before he called his comeback trail quits. Houston is the third leading scorer in Knicks history with 11,165 points. He plans to wear no. 14 in honor of his father.

Training camp opens tomorrow at Saratoga Springs that will feature many position battles.  The franchise must trim their roster to 15 players before the home opener against the Miami Heat on October 29th. Currently the franchise has 18 players with newcomer Patrick Ewing Jr. Malik Rose, Jerome James and Stephon Marbury are the likely buyout candidates. There is a chance James could be forced to retire because of his medical issues.

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