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Dwayne Bacon
Dwayne Bacon
Position: -
Born: 08/30/95
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Earnings: $5,491,231 ($5,576,207*)
When the Knicks signed Orlando swingman Dwayne Bacon after he was waived earlier this month, it figured he’d be part of the 15-man roster when the season kicked off Oct. 20 versus Boston. But that seems less certain, considering the way Bacon’s contract reads. According to an NBA source, Bacon signed a one-year non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 deal after being a starter for the Magic last season, playing in all 72 games.
If Bacon, who turns 26 on Monday, is cut, he will get a $50,000 guarantee if he plays with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League. There’s a chance the final roster spot will become a battle between Bacon and Argentine combo guard Luca Vildoza, who has a four-year, $13.6 million non-guaranteed deal. Vildoza, 25, already got paid for the first season despite signing in May. Bacon is a Creative Artists Agency client — team president Leon Rose’s former firm. But multiple sources contend the Knicks are taking a flier on Bacon because of Tom Thibodeau’s close friend, Steve Clifford, the former Charlotte and Orlando coach who now is a Nets consultant.
Storyline: Dwayne Bacon Free Agency