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Dolan’s reluctance to add another big man and release Smith also stems from the fact he’s already paying 17 players this season — the 15 men on the roster, Jeremy Tyler’s $100,000 guarantee and rookie C.J. Leslie’s $200,000 guarantee. Tyler and Leslie were cut at the end of the training camp and their guaranteed money is also subject to the 3.25 tax.
New York Knickerbockers President and General Manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has waived forwards Ike Diogu, C.J. Leslie, Josh Powell and Jeremy Tyler and guard Chris Douglas-Roberts.
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Jared Zwerling: #Knicks have been having daily morning conditioning workouts with the younger guys, like Chris Smith & C.J. Leslie. “Vet camp” is later on.
Free-agent center Hamed Haddadi, who worked out for the Knicks on Aug. 16, might not be done with the team yet. A source close to the player says it is “still possible” that Haddadi signs with New York. The Knicks technically have only one roster spot remaining, but C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler both inked partially guaranteed contracts, which means they are not locks to make the official team.
The Knicks announced their first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr. and C.J Leslie, who fell out of the draft, have been signed. Hardaway signed his standard rookie contract of 4 year, $6 million with the requisite team options after the third and fourth years. Leslie, out of North Carolina State, shockingly fell out of the draft and the Knicks scooped him up, agreeing to terms the morning after the draft on June 28th.
Jared Zwerling: Regarding C.J. Leslie’s contract (via source): Guaranteed until Jan. 7, even if cut/waived before. After Jan. 7, deal is fully guaranteed.
Nate Taylor: The Knicks announce they have signed Tim Hardaway Jr. & CJ Leslie. Both will be on the summer league team.
Jared Zwerling: Didn’t realize this, but C.J. Leslie’s contract w/ #Knicks is partially guaranteed. He’ll be on the summer league roster … and maybe more.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Undrafted N.C. State forward C.J. Leslie has reached agreement on a deal with the New York Knicks, league source tells Y! Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: After two workouts, N.C. State forward CJ Leslie shut it down w/ teams. He’s expected to be selected in 30’s. One of draft’s top athletes.
One league personnel director told Yahoo! Sports that Leslie and Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel rate as the two most explosive athletes in this year’s draft class. Two teams drafting in the mid-20’s told Yahoo! Sports that they believe Leslie will be gone before they’d get a chance to select him.
North Carolina State forward C.J. Leslie, a fast-rising prospect among several teams, has a minor sprained shooting hand and will sit out the drills portion of the NBA draft combine in Chicago this week, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie didn’t display a consistent spirit, which is why NBA types question whether he can be a consistent performer at the next level. He will also likely have to play both forward spots depending on matchups. “He’s definitely more of a four,” one Southeast Division exec said. “He wanted to be a three. He impacted the game with his vertical lift. He will chase down balls. But he’s more athlete than basketball player.”
Jeff Goodman:; N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie likely to make an announcement tomorrow that he will declare for the NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.
“Leslie is a little like Draymond Green, and I think that is a good thing,” one scout said. “He is smart and experienced and he is fun to watch. He is very athletic and explosive. You might not know what position he is going to play, but he is just a good basketball player. He will have a place in the league.”
Pack Pride has learned that forward C.J. Leslie will be returning to NC State for his junior season. NC State forward C.J. Leslie has informed Pack Pride that he will be returning to State for his junior season. “I’m staying at State, that’s the decision I’ve made,” said Leslie. “I just felt like this was the best decision for me. The program is moving in the right direction, and I will finish it out and I’m excited about where we are heading at NC State.