Report: Knicks to re-sign Cleanthony Early, push him to D-League to start
Cleanthony Early has struggled his way through 56 games with the Knicks over the past two seasons, shooting just 34.6 percent from the floor, but also showing flashes of potential.
Enough flashes that the Knicks are going to re-sign him — then send him to the D-League to get healthy and develop. From Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
The Knicks are re-signing forward Cleanthony Early, sources tell The Vertical. Early expected to start season in D-League, rehab hamstring.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 13, 2016
Part of the challenge for Early has just been getting and staying healthy, and that includes right now.
If he can show an improved jump shot, everything else should open up for him. Early is long, athletic, a willing passer (who needs to reduce turnovers), and he has real defensive potential. It feels like there is a rotation NBA player in there, if he can just get it out. The Knicks are giving him another shot.