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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 3:50 pm  |  30 responses

New York Knicks Signed James White


James White is taking his high-flying act to Broadway, as he agreed to a deal with the Knickerbockers today. White spent the last two seasons playing in Italy’s Serie A, the country’s top hoops league. Per the NY Times: “White averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists a game last seaspm for VL Pesaro. He also led the league in free throws made and attempted. In the previous season, White led the league by scoring 21 points a game for Dinamo Sassari. According to the terms of the deal, which was first reported by sportando.net, White will make the league minimum of $854,000. The deal cannot be completed until next Wednesday, after the end of the N.B.A.’s annual moratorium. The Knicks are prohibited from commenting until then. White has limited experience playing in the N.B.A., although he has had two stints in the league. He played six games for San Antonio in the 2006-7 season. White also spent the entire 2008-9 season with Houston but appeared in only four games for a total of 11 minutes. White, 29, said he hoped to be a valued role player for the Knicks. ‘I’m overjoyed and relieved,’ he said. ‘I’m not coming in to be a guy who doesn’t play. I think I have the ability to contribute a lot and to make everyone around me better.’ White said he would not be on the Knicks’ summer league roster. He will be in Las Vegas next week to begin practicing with the team and learning Coach Mike Woodson’s system. ‘This opportunity right here,’ White said, ‘is one of the best chances I have to show what I can do.’”

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  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Chances are, he’s a much better player than Landry Fields

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Please let him stick around for All-Star Weekend this time.

  • B

    He can dunk. thats all

  • Top$helf

    Hmmm him and Gerald Green in the dunk contest hopefully

  • JML-G

    hopefully he will get a chance to do some nice dunks.. might turn out into another Gerald Green – White also played in Russia btw

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    JR Smith and James Flight White on the same team? Could be exciting!

  • John

    just put the man in the dunk contest

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    Cosign on everybody that says please keep him around til AFTER the Allstar weekend..the LEAGUE needs him after this years snoozefest.. James White Gerald Green make it happen..btw..White with Jr Smith could be LETHAL!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    James White listen!!!! do whatever it takes to make it past training camp, stick on the roster. get a few dunks in. and then after all star weekend u r free.

  • I’mTheKobeStopper

    Yes.. Always been a fan, glad to see him back in the NBA

  • O

    I remember once thinking, “Who the f*ck is Steve Novak?!?!” Maybe this James White kid can be as pleasant as a surprise.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Boutta YouTube em

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Oh dam. He can play . Great pick up.

  • cball

    he is not as athletic as you think he is
    1) he is a one foot jumper
    2) He is over the hill
    3) hes mothereffin james brown

  • http://www.hoopsworld.com IamYOU

    2 MANY HIGHFLYERS!

  • Top$helf

    @B At one point all Gerald Green could do is dunk he changed his game up when was the last time you saw James White play @cball damn 29 years old is over the hill smh so Kobe and D Wade have been done and LeBron’s time is almost up let’s see him play before the hatin’ begins

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    One of the greatest dunkers ever, vertical is off the hook.

  • MikeC.

    Solid pickup. The price is right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Didn’t he once Windmill it from the FT line?

  • Tempest

    The dude has put it between his legs from the free throw line! He’s ridunkulous

  • boka

    James white is a great basketball player. And while he did and probably still does have one of the best verticals on the planet, it is slowly going down as he is getting older. But hes still a freak athlete, just not quite at his “world best” athleticism he was a few years back.

  • Groves

    i want to see him, JR Smith and Gerald Green in the dunk contest

  • cinquet

    Yes he did windmill from the freethrow

  • Weezy

    Why was he not chosen for the 2009 dunk comp if he was on an nba roster?

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    D league weezy

  • Kabelion

    It’s about time someone rescued him from overseas so that he could entertain us.

  • underdog

    flight white!

  • eyal

    funny, 3 years ago him and Gerald green compete each other in the dunk contest of the Russian league, now they both make it to the league. Gerald green is much more a player than James White, but James White is a way better dunker!!! with the right point guard he can have the 10 ppg average.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Yes he did and still does through the legs from the free throw line too.

  • Billy Hoyle

    Everyone stop hating and do your homework…This dude has as many rings as Lebron James….2007 ring a bell?

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