The Knicks Signed These Free Agents After Failing to Land Kevin Durant

July 01, 2019 - 10:31 am

(WFAN) The Knicks reportedly made three more free-agent acquisitions late Sunday night into Monday morning.

Shooting guard Wayne Ellington, the latest free agent to head to New York, agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the team, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported

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Ellington, an NBA journeyman, spent last season jumping between the Raptors, Heat and Pistons.

The deal came after the New York and power forward Bobby Portis agreed to a two-year, $31 million contract, Woj reported. The Knicks also reached a two-year, $21 million deal with swingman Reggie Bullock, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Earlier Sunday, the Knicks agreed to deals with Julius Randle and Taj Gibson.

 

Wizards forward Bobby Portis shoots the ball against the Orlando Magic on March 13, 2019, at Capital One Arena in Washington.
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Portis, 24, was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in 2015. In 50 games last season with the Bulls and Washington Wizards, whom he was traded to in February, the 6-foot-11 Portis averaged 14.2 points and 8.6 rebounds.

Bullock, 28, was a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013. He split the 2018-19 season between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Players cannot officially sign with their new teams until Saturday. The Knicks' moves leave the team with about $18 million under the salary cap, not enough to sign free agent Kawhi Leonard, who has yet to make a decision on where he'll play next season.

In other Knicks news, forward Mario Hezonja agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, ESPN reported. He averaged 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds last season, his only year with the Knicks.