New York Knicks give up 3 players


The New York Knicks ended their pre-season Friday night with a resounding victory over the Washington Wizards (105-89).

They went 3-1 in four exhibition games with wins over the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Wizards (their only loss came to the Pacers).

The season starts in less than a week, so teams are trimming their rosters, and on Saturday the Knicks announced they had waived James Akinjo, Jalen Harris and DaQuan Jeffries. (h/t Hoops Rumors).

Harris is 24 years old and played 13 games with the Toronto Raptors during the 2021 season.

He averaged 7.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

This past season, he played for Vanoli Cremona and averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 18 games.

As for Jeffries, he played for the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies for three seasons in the NBA.

Last year, the 25-year-old played three games with the Grizzlies.

Finally, Akinjo played his college basketball for Georgetown, Arizona and Baylor.

In his senior season in college, he averaged 13.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game in 32 games for Baylor.

The 21-year-old was undrafted in the 2022 NBA draft last summer.

On October 19, the Knicks will play their first game of the 2022-23 NBA season when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee.

In 2021-22, they went 37-45, which puts them in the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference.

They missed the NBA Playoffs and the play-in tournament.

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