New York Knicks Signed James White

by July 04, 2012

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, 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.'”