Tyrius Walker isn’t ready for the NBA
During the New York Knicks preseason win over the Washington Wizards, rookie point guard Tyrius Walker played 10 minutes, scored one point as he shot 0-3 from the field and 1-2 from the free throw line
The Knicks clearly weren’t impressed by Walker, a former Morehouse College player, and announced on Tuesday that he’s been waived.
Knicks announce that the team has waived guard Tyrius Walker.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 2, 2018
This move makes plenty of sense given the fact that Wlaker likely wasn’t going to make New York’s regular season roster. Now he can play for the Knicks’ G-League affiliate in Westchester.
Ian Begley of ESPN pointed out that Walker will get an additional salary if he plays a certain amount of time for the Westchester Knicks after signing an Exhibit 10 contract with them. If he stays on their G-League roster for 60 days, he’ll receive $5,000 to $50,000.
With Walker off the roster, this will allow Jeff Coby to have a chance at making their final roster. He played his college ball at Columbia University and has played pro ball in Spain since leaving college.
With disgruntled center Joakim Noah still taking up a spot, the Knicks also had to free up a spot with Coby recently agreeing to a contract with the team.
When it comes to Noah, he’s been unable to come to an agreement on how much money he’s going to give back to the Knicks as a part of his buyout. No one knows when his release will become official.