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Westchester Knicks Announce 2018-19 Training Camp Roster

By ahawleyalexander | October 23, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY – October 23, 2018 – The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, announced today the training camp roster in preparation for the 2018-19 season.  The team tips off the regular season on Friday, November 2 against the Maine Red Claws at Portland Expo Building in Portland, Maine. The team’s home opener is Tuesday, November 6 versus the Delaware Blue Coats at the Westchester County Center.

Westchester’s training camp roster comprises of 16 players with various collegiate and professional experience. The team was assembled through NBA affiliate players, returning players, local team tryouts and Two-Way Player contracts.

Highlighting the 2018-19 team are Two-Way Players Isaiah Hicks and Allonzo Trier as well as affiliate players, Kadeem Allen, Tyrius Walker, Jeff Coby and Phil Carr.

Five players will be returning for another season with the Westchester Knicks:Devon Baulkman, Billy Garrett, John Jenkins, Paul Watson and Sekou Wiggs.

Trevon Blueitt will also participate on New Orleans Pelicans Flex Assignment.

Westchester Knicks head coach Mike Miller was named the 2017-18 NBA G League Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year, as voted on by G League head coaches and general managers. Last season, he led the Westchester Knicks (32-18) to its first Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division titles and the top overall seed in the 2018 NBA G League Playoffs.

No. NAME Pos. Ht. Wt. How Acquired College/Country Birthdate Birthplace
1 Kadeem Allen G 6’3 200 Maine Arizona/USA Jan. 15, 1993 Wilmington, NC
0 Devon Baulkman G/F 6’4 200 Returning Player Tennessee/USA Nov. 10, 1991 Bainbridge, GA
8 Trevon Blueitt G 6’5 198 NOP Flex Assignment Xavier/USA Nov. 4, 1994 Indianapolis, IN
7 Phil Carr 6’8 205 Affiliate Player Morgan State/USA Brooklyn, NY
11 Jeff Coby F 6’8 225 Affiliate Player Columbia/USA Feb. 4, 1994 Pembroke Pines, FL
23 Spencer Collins G 6’4 195 Local Tryout Wofford/USA Nov. 19, 1993 Easley, SC
32 Duje Dukan 6’10 220 Fort Wayne Wisconsin/Croatia Dec. 4, 1991 Split, Croatia
3 Billy Garrett G/F 6’6 215 Returning Player Depaul/USA Oct. 16, 1994 Chicago, IL
20 Gyorgy Goloman  F  6’11  225  Local Tryout  UCLA/Hungary  Apr. 2, 1996  Kormend, Hungary
4 Isaiah Hicks  F/C  6’9  240  NYK/Two-Way  North Carolina/USA  Jul. 24, 1994  Oxford, NC
31 John Jenkins  G  6’4  215  Returning Player  Vanderbilt/USA  Mar. 6, 1991  Hendersonville, TN
9 Tyrius Walker  G  6’1  185 Affiliate Player  Morehouse/USA  Dec. 28, 1995  Atlanta, GA
5 Paul Watson  F  6’6  210  Returning Player  Fresno State/USA  Dec. 30, 1994  Phoenix, Arizona
2 Sekou Wiggs  G  6’4  183  Returning Player  Alaska/USA  Oct. 8, 1994  Seattle, WA
14 Allonzo Trier  G  6’5  200  NYK/Two-Way  Arizona/USA  Jan. 17, 1996  Seattle, WA
25 Stephen Zimmerman  C  6’11  240  South Bay  UNLV/USA  Sep. 9, 1996  Hendersonville, TN

TWO-WAY PLAYERS

Beginning in the 2017 offseason, NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players with the addition of two spots for players under “Two-Way Contracts.”

NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team. Two-Way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players with four or fewer years of NBA service are able to sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons. | 2018-19 Two-Way Players 

RETURNING PLAYERS

Teams hold the rights to any player who has played for them within the last two seasons, as long as they have not released that player.

NBA AFFILIATE PLAYERS

When NBA teams trim their rosters during training camp and the preseason, they have the first crack at acquiring their waived players on their NBA G League affiliate.

Organizations can designate up to four “affiliate players,” though those players will remain NBA free agents. This still allows NBA front offices to identify prospects that they like and keep them in their system — especially given the current state of the league, in which all 27 NBA G League teams are singly affiliated with an NBA parent club.

LOCAL TRYOUT PLAYERS

NBA G League teams hold tryouts during each offseason, inviting some players to participate for free while attracting locals who pay a small fee to participate. The teams can invite the cream of the crop (up to four players) to their training camps.

A few dozen tryout players each year make their way onto training camp rosters, and many have even made it into game action and beyond.

FLEX ASSIGNMENT

The NBA G League’s flexible assignment system – which was instituted prior to the 2014-15 season – will continue to enable the independent NBA teams to assign players to the NBA G League for development or rehabilitation from injury.