Yahoo! – Sources: Troy Williams agrees to two-year deal with Knicks

Isn’t it crazy how Yahoo! lost the best basketball insider in the game and still manage to have an excellent basketball insider even after Woj left? Shams is amazing.

Anyhow, from Shams:

The New York Knicks and forward Troy Williams have agreed to a two-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Williams’ deal will be guaranteed for the remainder of this season and includes partial guarantees for next season, league sources said.

I’m pleased that they got this done. Granted, they’d have been in an even better position had they just done what I thought they should have done in the first place and just claimed him off waivers (so they would have him under contract for 2018-19 and 2019-20 with the same limited guarantees), but hey, this is better than nothing!

So good for the Knicks! I hope that Williams is here for quite a while. He’s a really high energy player.

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.12)

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