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Reports: Knicks signing Darion Atkins, Wesley Saunders

Michigan State v Virginia

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 22: Darion Atkins #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts against the Michigan State Spartans during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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No Maurice Ndour, no problem.

The Knicks have moved onto two other undrafted free agents.

Shlomo Sprung of Sheridan Hoops:

Shams Charania of RealGM:

New York has a couple open roster spots, so Atkins and Saunders might have a chance to make the regular-season roster.

But the Knicks also have the $2,814,000 room exception remaining – which could be used on a veteran that fills one roster spot.

Most likely, Atkins and Saunders are headed to the Knicks’ D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks. New York can waive the players after training camp and assign their D-League rights to Westchester. The partially guaranteed contracts allow the Knicks to funnel more money to the players over their low D-League salaries.

Atkins, a power forward out of Virginia, probably has a better chance of making the NBA squad. He’s a defensive-minded power forward, a shot-blocker who also moves well on the perimeter. His offense is limited, though.

Saunders is a well-rounded shooting guard out of Harvard. He’ll have to prove he says some niche an NBA team can use in a specific role.