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Knicks sign Patrick Ewing Jr., he gets shot at last roster spot

Aug 27, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Knicks_logo.gifTwo years ago, Patrick Ewing Jr. almost made the New York Knicks. The final roster decision came down to keeping him and buying out Stephon Marbury, or keeping Starbury around. Well, there wasn’t enough drama around the Knicks, so they went Starbury.

Now Ewing gets another chance — the Knicks have signed him to a partially guaranteed deal, meaning he has a decent shot at getting the final roster spot this time around.

Ewing (yes, he is the son of that other Knick Ewing) was averaging 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Reno Bighorns of the D-League until he sprained his knee last season and sat the end of it out.

Ewing played for the Knicks Summer League team in Vegas, where in four games he averaged 11.3 minutes and had 4.8 points per game (while shooting a nice 61 percent from the floor and 40 percent from three).

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