New York Knicks To Add Veteran Guard From Buyout Market

The New York Knicks have apparently beaten out several other contenders in the bidding to sign newly bought-out free agent guard Shake Milton.

Milton and the Detroit Pistons reached an agreement on a buyout, and he will be eligible for the Knicks playoff roster, per Adrian Wojnarowski, as his buyout was agreed to by the deadline on Friday night. 

The 6'5" shooting guard will compete for backup minutes on the wing with Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic, both of whom were also acquired by the Knicks from the Pistons last month. Milton played just for games in the Motor City after being acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deadline deal. New York, in fact, had checked in with Minny on Milton prior to the trade deadline.

The Knicks are currently dealing with a number of injuries around the roster, and Milton will add some nice depth to the rotation for coach Tom Thibodeau.

The 27-year-old Milton is averaging 4.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 42 games this season, after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers. In 296 NBA games, he's averaged 8.7 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds, while shooting 35.7% from three-point range.

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