Though it's only mid-July, the Knicks' training camp roster appears to already be taking shape.
New York has a bevy of different roster spots to fill. After watching the Knicks (actually) struggle to take down the Celtics and then fall flat against the Pacers this past postseason, it's clear an injection of youth is necessary.
Given their tight cap situation and limited draft selections, it would make sense that the Knicks will turn to their Las Vegas Summer League roster for a few potential contributions.
KnicksJournal.com has learned through various sources that as many as four members (not including Iman Shumpert & Tim Hardaway Jr.) of the Knicks' Summer League team will be donning orange and blue once again this coming fall.
It'll be interesting to see if all of New York's training camp invites come from the Summer League roster. At this point, it would appear somewhat likely. Among the players KnicksJournal.com has learned will be in camp with the Knicks, Tony Mitchell is still yet to be one of those confirmed.
The high-flying swingman not only won the NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest, but also the NBADL Rookie of the Year this past season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this past year. The scrappy forward's shot may need work, but he's the type of player who can flash his way to the basket with ease.
After a quiet week, Mitchell broke out during the Knicks' 90-81 victory over the Clippers on Friday. The freakish athlete finally put such abilities on display, throwing a couple of electrifying slams down while running the floor pretty well.
As noted, KnicksJournal.com has learned that New York has committed to up to four players for training camp this coming fall, but Mitchell would undoubtedly be a worthwhile fifth invitee as well.