New York Knicks Sign Former First-Round Pick

The New York Knicks have made a sneaky good signing, inking the Cleveland Cavaliers' former first-round pick from the 2019 NBA Draft, 6'6" small forward Dylan Windler.

It's a two-way contract for Windler with the Knicks; he was the 26th pick of the Cavs back in 2019. 

Although he got into just three games with Cleveland at the NBA level last season, mostly due to a number of injuries, he did average 19.8 points and 9.6 rebounds in 11 games with the Cleveland Charge of the G League, while shooting the lights out at 40.7% from three-point range. 

Windler has actually struggled with injuries throughout his three years with the Cavs, is hoping that a change of scenery could help him break the string of bad luck. Cleveland declined to give him a qualifying offer after the season. 

“It’s been tough. I’ve never experienced (injuries)…I never missed games in high school or college,” said Windler.

The 26-year-old will likely spend much of the coming season with the Westchester Knicks of the G League. 

Given Windler's two-way, the Knicks will have to make a roster move, and they already had three two-way contracts on the books; they will have to convert one of Jaylen MartinNathan Knight or Trevor Keels to a full contract, or release one of them.

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