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Could New York Knicks Sign Terrence Jennings?

July 15th, 2014 at 9:48 PM
By Matt Agne

Last year there were a few stand-out players on the Summer League squad. The three main players to impress were Toure Murry, Jeremy Tyler and Terrence Jennings. Both Murry and Tyler made the Knicks final roster. Jennings joined the Knicks' D-League affiliate the Erie BayHawks. With the Knicks in the market for frontcourt depth and a lack of impact players on the free agent market could the Knicks sign the young Jennings and add athleticism and youth at a low price?

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We've all heard about the power forwards the New York Knicks have been looking at. While the Knicks have been looking around another player, Kris Humphries, who could have helped them signed elsewhere. Humphries was the kind of rebounding power forward the Knicks could use.

If the Knicks strike out on the power forwards on the free agent market could they instead add a young player who might have a future in New York? If so, that player could be Terrence Jennings?

Jennings went to school at Louisville and after going undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft he played for the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League in 2012 and for the Erie BayHawks since. He's 6'10" and weighs 230 pounds.

He was very impressive on the Knicks Summer League team last year and would build upon the youth movement the Knicks have gone under recently. 

Jennings has the body and athleticism to make an impact in the paint. He's improved as a rebounder and is a good shot blocker. Jennings' footwork is still raw and his jump shot is a work in progress. However, he's a player who could develop nicely in the triangle offense.

There's little doubt that before turning to Jennings that the Knicks should first look into other big men such as DeJuan Blair, Andray Blatche, Elton Brand, Jermaine O'Neal and Andrew Bynum. However, it wouldn't hurt to invite Jennings to camp and see how he measures up.

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Tags: Basketball, Erie BayHawks, NBA, New York, New York Knicks, Terrence Jennings

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