HoopsHype Ike Diogu rumors


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The Knicks are mulling whether to use one of their two roster spots on power forward Ike Diogu, who impressed the team during training camp but was released, according to an NBA source. New York Post

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According to a source, NBA veteran Ike Diogu will play in the NBA D-League. Diogu will be cleared Wednesday, and the most likely landing spots for Diogu are Bakersfield, Iowa, or Tulsa. Diogu was most recently waived by the New York Knicks (Oct. 25). The 6’10″, 250 pound power forward will take 7 years of NBA experience with him to the NBADL ranks. D-League Digest

November 12, 2013 Updates

Coach Mike Woodson has admitted J.R. Smith’s presence was a factor in keeping him on the roster over another big man such as Ike Diogu. Though the Knicks haven’t yet reached the tax status as “repeat’’ offenders, they are so far over the luxury-tax threshold, the last few spots on their roster are costing them a fortune. Each additional contract dollar is taxed by a ratio of 3.25. The Knicks’ payroll stands at more than $87 million and the tax threshold is $71.7 million. New York Post

November 8, 2013 Updates

If things become a disaster, the Knicks will seriously consider 6-foot-8 power forward Ike Diogu, who had a solid training camp with the Knicks before getting released. The Nigerian native out of Buffalo rebounded ferociously and showed a consistent mid-range jumper. After cutting him, Woodson said he wanted more size. New York Post

Power forward Ike Diogu, who was among the Knicks’ final cuts in training camp in October, could be re-signed. But the Knicks likely would have to cut Chris Smith - J.R.’s brother - to free up a spot on the 15-man roster. Earl Barron, who appeared in one game for the Knicks last season, also is a free agent after recently leaving his team in China. New York Daily News

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Jared Zwerling: Source: #Knicks have cut Josh Powell and Ike Diogu. Hearing the team wants to go younger. I'm expecting Toure Murry to make the team. Twitter @JaredZwerling

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Diogu and Josh Powell are with Aldrich, in play for one of the big man spots. But Diogu and the physical Powell are power forwards and not centers. Powell, a veteran with an NBA body, might be more effective than one of the younger guys who haven’t shown that much. But Woodson said the Knicks haven’t figured out if they will keep one or two big men. “We haven’t addressed that yet,” Woodson said. “I know one has an opportunity to make it. There won’t be any decisions made soon because we’re still banged up with Kenyon and Amar’e. Those guys will get an opportunity and a fair shot to ride it all the way through pretty much. Then we’ll make a decision Newsday

September 27, 2013 Updates

The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Ike Diogu, who has been out of the NBA for nearly all of the last two seasons. The team announced the move Friday. ESPN.com

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The Knicks will add veteran forwards Ike Diogu and Josh Powell to their training camp roster, league sources said. Both were part of the group of free agents who had a two-day workout with the Knicks last week. Neither will get any guaranteed money, but will sign make-good contracts. Newsday

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