Knicks sign Orlando Sanchez

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When you can get the second-best undrafted player from  St. John’s signed this week, you have to do it.

When you can get the second-best Dominican Republic national-team player signed this week, you have to do it.

And when both come together…

The Knicks just couldn’t resist. After the 76ers added JaKarr Sampson and the Mavericks grabbed Victor Liz, New York burst into action.

Knicks team release:

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed forward Orlando Sanchez.

Sanchez – a 6-foot-9 forward who’s already 26 – averaged 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game at St. John’s last season and 2.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in the World Cup.

He joins Langston Galloway and Travis Wear as undrafted players signed by the Knicks. All three are likely to be waived before the season, and the Knicks will have the option of assigning them to the Westchester Knicks in the D-League.