The Knicks acquired Lou Amundson as a throw-in in the J.R. Smith-Iman Shumpert-Dion Waiters trade, and they promptly waived him.
Then they re-signed him to a 10-day contract. Then another. Then eventually for the rest of the season.
New York apparently just can’t quit him.
The New York Knicks and veteran big man Lou Amundson have agreed to a one-year, $1.65 million deal, Amundson’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday.
Amundson’s minimum salary next season is $1,362,897, so unless that’s some generous rounding, the Knicks used cap space or the room exception to sign him. The best projection seems to be they used cap space, which leaves the $2,814,000 room exception for someone else.
At 32, Amundson had some nice moments for the Knicks providing hustle last season. He even started 35 games. With Robin Lopez signing in New York, Amundson should see a lesser role, which should serve the Knicks well. He was overextended at times last year.
Amundson is fighting aging, but fewer minutes against starters should help.
As long he can remain so energetic, he’s nice to have around.