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Knicks signing former Cavs guard Dylan Windler: source – Boston Herald


The Knicks are still tinkering with the end of the roster.

Dylan Windler, a 6-6 guard and former first-round pick, is signing with New York after four years with the Cavaliers, a source confirmed.

The 26-year-old, who spent time in the G-League the last two seasons, is a spot-up 3-point shooter with disrupting size on defense. He averaged 3.3 points in 11.4 minutes over 84 career games with the Cavs, who drafted Windler at No. 26 in 2019.

Brock Aller, a current Knicks executive, was in Cleveland’s front office when it picked Windler.

His entire rookie season was sabotaged by a leg injury.

Windler will ink a two-way contract, according to ESPN, which would require some maneuvering of the Knicks roster.  They already have the maximum three players on two-way contracts — Nathan Knight, Trevor Keels and Jaylen Martin — meaning one (including Windler) will have to be cut or transferred to a regular contract.

Not counting the two-way deals, the Knicks currently have 12 players on guaranteed contracts and two — Isaiah Roby and DaQuan Jeffries — on non-guaranteeds.

NBA teams can carry up to 15 players on the roster, plus three two-way players. The Knicks are capped out but can still sign free agents on low salaries. They have been canvassing the league for veteran big men, a source said.

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