Luke Kornet Rumors
“I am definitely confident in myself and I have a lot to add to a team,’’ Kornet said. “That’s on my mind to show I’m worth a top-15 roster spot. That’s honestly my goal still to show I can contribute to an NBA team. That’s the biggest thing going into training camp.’’
The idea by commissioner Adam Silver partly is to keep more players from heading to Europe for larger paydays. If a player is on an NBA roster 45 days, a source said he’d make in the $250,000 range. “It’s a really good position for a team to have developmental guys and for players who would rather go overseas for a better salary,’’ Kornet said. “It’s a great spot for teams to have more guys committed to development and easier for players to be confident to stay.’’
New York Knickerbockers General Manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has signed undrafted rookie forward/center Luke Kornet to a Two-Way contract. Kornet, 7-1, 250-pounds, averaged 8.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.64 blocks over 24.1 minutes in 128 games during his four-year career at Vanderbilt University. The Lantana, TX-native averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 35 starts this past season, earning All-SEC and All-SEC Defensive honors. He holds the NCAA record for three-pointers made by a 7-footer with 150, and is the Commodores’ all-time leading shot blocker with 210.