Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Knicks Agree to Contract with James White

Knicks and James White Agree to Contract

The New York Knicks and forward James White have agreed to a contract.  Specifics were not released, but a person with the agency that represents White believes the contract is a one year deal worth just under the $1.4 million veteran’s minimum.

Many people have no idea who the 6’7” 200 lbs. White is, but he can play.  White had runs in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets in 2006-2007 and 2008-2009 but only appeared in 10 games total.

White has spent his time recently in Italy, where he was very successful.  For the 2010-2011 season, White led the league in scoring at 21.0 points per game for Dinamo Sassari in a transition offense.  This past season, a new revamped offense with Pesaro, White was top three in scoring at 17.1 points per game. 

White will be with the Knicks in Las Vegas, but will not participate in games.  He will be there to meet his new teammates and coaches and to work out, learning the new system he will be a part of with the Knicks.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with White, which is a large portion of fans, follow this link for a ridiculous display he puts on at a slam dunk contest.  White earned the nickname “Flight 75” for his leaping ability.  To see how outstanding it really is, check out this link:  

White is notorious for being able to dunk from the foul line, making it look routine.  He is also capable of dunking from that distance while putting the ball between his legs.  

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