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Report: Former Warrior Ezeli joining Knicks' G League team

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Festus Ezeli's NBA comeback took a step forward Monday morning.

The former Warriors big man is joining the G League's Westchester Knicks, sources told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Ezeli -- who turned 31 years old in October -- entered the NBA as the No. 30 overall pick back in the 2012 draft.

He has not played since the 2015-16 season, when he averaged 7.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over 46 games (13 starts) with Golden State, while shooting 54.8 percent from the field.

“I’ve talked to different coaches and [general managers] that I’m friends with, and obviously my people here at Golden State, and everybody’s definitely interested,” Ezeli said on 95.7 The Game back in early February. “What I bring to the table is something that can help a lot of teams.

"With that, that’s just a different challenge that me and my agent have to figure out. But there’s a solution coming here soon.”

Santa Cruz defeated the Knicks' affiliate a couple of weeks ago, 124-116. The Sea Dubs that night were led by Jordan Poole (26 points), Nico Mannion (22 points and eight assists) and Jeremy Lin (29 points and nine assists).

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Westchester only has three games remaining in the G League bubble -- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week -- so Ezeli doesn't have much time to showcase himself.

“I just can’t stop, I just can’t quit before I know the end of the story,” Ezeli said. “That’s what’s driven me to get to this point.

 

"If I didn’t have that in me, we would not be speaking right now.”

Good luck, Festus.

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