Some Knicks Training Camp Updates

Though the Knicks worked feverishly this offseason to fill out their roster in time for training camp, the likes of Jeremy Tyler, CJ Leslie, and most recently, Chris Smith, have all only been given partially and/or non-guaranteed contracts heading into the fall.

New York's roster is by no means set in stone, as evidenced by the handful of non-guaranteed contracts they've given out. Thus, there's room for changes and all options are left open to be explored.

With that in mind, the team has said to be interested in a plethora of other players. They've worked out the likes of Gary Forbes and Sean May, and have reportedly shown interest in players like Renaldo Balkman and Hassan Whiteside.

Truly proving they're willing to take a chance on just about anyone at this point, it makes sense that the Knicks are also bringing NBA Summer League standout Toure Murry to training camp. After taking some time to consider, the NBADL champion accepted New York's invitation.

It's anyone's guess as to how much longer Murry will continue to don orange and blue, however. The Knicks have three other quality point guards currently on the roster (Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, and Beno Udrih), so it appears as though Murry would struggle to find minutes, let alone a spot on the roster at all to open up the year.

Of course, the Knicks would have the opportunity to retain Murry's rights for the D-League affiliated Erie BayHawks, should they choose to after waiving him following camp. Whether there's mutual interest in that remains to be seen. After taking the minor league by storm this past season and helping the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a D-League title, the guard may be more inclined to capitalize on his recent success in the form of a deal overseas, instead of opting to go back to the NBADL.

In other training camp news, it'll be interesting to see whether or not Tyler's chances of making the Knicks' opening night roster have taken a hit. The big man recently underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture, and will be sidelined 8-10 weeks as a result. This timeline would seemingly keep him out for most, if not all, of New York's camp and preseason.

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