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Report: Knicks sign point guard Chasson Randle

Coaches vs Cancer Classic

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Chasson Randle #5 of the Stanford Cardinal in action against the UNLV Rebels during the first half of a game in the Coaches vs Cancer Classic men’s basketball tournament at Barclays Center on November 21, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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The Knicks need a third point guard behind Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings.

Most teams carry a third point guard, anyway. Rose’s and Jennings’ injury histories demand depth at the position. Courtney Lee and Justin Holiday can’t comfortably slide to the 1 from shooting guard, and Sasha Vujacic – closer to a combo guard – isn’t that effective at his best position.

Enter Chasson Randle.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News:

Randle went undrafted out of Stanford last year. But he played well overseas and for the Knicks in summer league. His comfort with a triangle offense, speed and ball-handling ability should help him competently run New York’s offense. His 6-foot-2 frame is an issue, especially defensively.

He’ll compete with Ron Baker and J.P. Tokoto – two other players presumably with partially guaranteed salaries – for the final regular-season roster spot. Baker must adjust after primarily playing shooting guard at Wichita State, but he has point guard skills (and size). Tokoto is it a disadvantage as a wing.