Knicks Sign Player Coming Off One-Year Suspension

He was reinstated in August after a one-year suspension for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug program. Now the New York Knicks are giving Jalen Harris a shot, with a training camp contract.

The 6'5" guard spent the year playing overseas in Italy, and then this summer played with the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League. He averaged 19.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game in the CEBL. 

He was a 2nd round pick of the Toronto Raptors in 2020 and got into 13 games with them in the '20-'21 season, averaging 7.4 points in 13 minutes per game. Following the season, he tested positive for a prohibited substance as per the NBA, and was suspended for a year. 

The Raptors had given the 24-year-old Harris a two-way qualifying offer after his reinstatement last month, retaining his rights, but have obviously decided not to match the Knicks' offer. 

New York has also waived forward Garrison Brooks and Nuni Omot from their camp deals, getting to a roster of 19 players slated to be on hand as camp begins this week. Brooks and Omot are expected to join the Knicks' G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks. 

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