The New York Knicks have signed forward Troy Williams to a two-year deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. Williams’ contract is guaranteed for the remainder of the season and contains a partial guarantee for the 2018-‘19 season, per the report.
Sources: Forward Troy Williams has agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks, with partial guarantees for 2018-19. He's averaged 8.1 points in eight games with New York during his two 10-day deals.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2018
Williams, who was previously signed under two 10-day contracts with the Knicks, has averaged eight points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in just under 15 minutes per game with the team so far.
Williams was waived by the Houston Rockets after only appearing in four games on the season, immediately registering interest from multiple teams on the open market. Portland and Dallas were two other teams with interest in him, his uncle told SNYTV.
Willams, 23, is currently in his second NBA season. He spent four collegiate seasons playing at Indiana, going undrafted in 2016 and spending time in the G League before landing his first NBA deal with Houston.
The Knicks lost forward Kristaps Porzingis for the season to a torn ACL, immediately turning to the open market and acquiring further depth by signing Williams. Standing at 6-foot-7, Williams is capable of playing shooting guard, small forward and power forward for the team. The Knicks currently have a 24-44 record and are out of the Playoff picture.