Jamel Artis Rumors
Ian Begley: Knicks have reached an agreement with Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis, league sources tell ESPN. Artis impressed the club during Summer League.
We’ve all had fun watching Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith Jr. and other lottery picks put on a show in the NBA summer league this month. But for every top pick lighting up Las Vegas, there are dozens of undrafted free agents scratching and clawing for the chance to land an NBA roster spot. “I don’t think there’s a difference between me and some of the players who got drafted,” said former Pittsburgh standout Jamel Artis, an undrafted free agent who played summer league with the New York Knicks. “I just wanted to show that I was better than anyone out there.”
Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Knicks, according to his agent Daniel Hazan. Artis will join the club in summer league and will be with the team in training camp in the fall where he will have a chance to earn a roster spot.