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Adam Zagoria: Former St. John’s F Orlando Sanchez will play summer league w/ the Raptors, his agent confirms. First reported by @chrisreichert
Orazio Cauchi: Orlando Sanchez will play in the Summer League with the Toronto Raptors, as his agent @bjbass2 announced. #NBA
Knicks prospect Orlando Sanchez has left the D-League Westchester squad, according to a league source. Sanchez, who was at the Knicks training camp and played at St. John’s, is mulling an offer to play in Puerto Rico for the same squad Jackson once coached in the 1980s.
Orlando Sanchez penned a deal in Puerto Rico with Cangrejeros de Santurce. Sanchez was at the training camp with the Knicks. Sanchez was playing in D-League with Westchester Knicks averaging 9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
NY Knicks President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has waived C Didier Mbenga and F Orlando Sanchez.
But as Orlando Sanchez suggests, one possibility for him, should he be cut following training camp, is donning a Westchester Knics uniform in the NBA D-League soon after. Already a local favorite having played for the Red Storm, the 26 year old also attended Monroe College (in Westchester) prior to his time at St. John’s.
“I think right now their roster is full but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t make a move at some point,” Bass said. “So more than likely he would end up as an affiliate guy going to Westchester [D-League], but we’re certainly not ruling it out that he could go in there and play very well and force their hand.”
With the start of training camp about two weeks away, the Knicks on Wednesday signed 6-foot-9 former St. John’s big man Orlando Sanchez to a partially-guaranteed, one-year deal. “I think that they feel that his overall skillset, his passing ability in particular, will fit very well in the triangle,” Sanchez’s agent, B.J. Bass, told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog. “Unless you really watched St. John’s this year, you could miss that. This kid is a very, very gifted passer and so my feeling is that they could have a diamond in the rough.”
Orlando Sanchez will work out with the Sixers tomorrow, his agent confirmed. The franchise has seven picks in the upcoming draft, set for June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Sixers have the third and the 10th overall picks, which were decided in last week’s lottery, and they also have five second-round choices.