The New York Knicks announced this week that the team will sign guard Dwayne Bacon to a contract according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Knicks have agreed to a deal with free agent guard Dwayne Bacon, sources tell ESPN. Bacon averaged 10.9 points per game while playing all 72 games last season with the Orlando Magic.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 9, 2021
Bacon had a breakout season for the Orlando Magic last season, producing career-highs of 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds with 1.3 assists in all 72 games (50 starts). Despite showing durability and improvement in production, the Magic waived him.
Dwayne spent his first three NBA seasons with the Charlotte Hornets and their G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm after originally being selected by New Orleans in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft.
In four NBA seasons, he holds career averages of 7.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 207 games (80 starts) with Charlotte and Orlando.
With the Knicks’ roster currently projected to include 14 guaranteed deals, one non-guaranteed contract and one player on a two-way contract, it’s unknown if Bacon’s contract is fully or partially guaranteed.