Knicks Sign Green & Hunter
Memo from the Knick front office:
NEW YORK, December 12, 2011 – New York Knickerbockers Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations and Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed free agent guard/forward Devin Green and forward/center Chris Hunter. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Green, 6-7, 212-pounds, played 27 games for the L.A. Lakers in 2005-06 for a total 136 minutes. The Hampton University alum spent the last five seasons playing overseas in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Puerto Rico, China and Bulgaria. He split last season between Shangai (China) and Lukoil Academic (Bulgaria) and averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds over 34.1 minutes for Shanghai and 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25.2 minutes for Lukoil Academic.
Hunter, 6-11, 240-pounds, originally signed with New York on Apr. 14, 2009, following a D-League All-Star season with Fort Wayne. He holds NBA career averages of 4.5 points on .502 shooting, 2.8 rebounds and 0.60 assists over 13 minutes in 60 games with Golden State during the 2009-10 season. He returned to Fort Wayne last season, where he holds career averages of 18.6 points on .546 shooting, 9.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists over 54 games (47 starts). He played collegiately for four seasons at the University of Michigan.
The Knicks roster now stands at 13.