The New York Knicks could sign free agent guards Tony Wroten and Ray McCallum in the coming days, according to sources close to the team.
The Knicks front office recently met with Wroten, who was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on Christmas Eve last year. According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News, Wroten may replace Jimmer Fredette if the club chooses not to sign him to a second 10-day contract.
Wroten is an intriguing prospect. The 22-year-old averaged an impressive 16.9 points and 5.2 assists for the Sixers in the 2014-15 season before an ACL tear cut short his season. He played only eight games and 144 minutes before being surprisingly cut by the Sixers.
Ray McCallum, recently released by the San Antonio Spurs, is also a free agent candidate to replace Fredette. McCallum averaged a little over 2 points from 8.3 minutes per game with the Spurs.
It’s very unlikely that Knicks offer Fredette an extension, considering that the D-League star has made just one appearance, playing the final 1:49 of a loss to Toronto. According to Isola, “Interim head coach Kurt Rambis said that Fredette was getting “pushed around a little” on defense during scrimmages.”