Early signs contract deal with New York Knicks

Sports Editor

The New York Knicks announced Friday afternoon that they have signed a contract with former Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early.

New York picked Early 34th in this years NBA Draft, but the team has not released any details about the contract. Because the team has salary cap restraints, analysts say the most Early could be given to play would be a little more than $500,000 and a two-year deal.

The franchise is hoping Early will compliment the teams star forward, Carmelo Anthony, who chose to stay in New York after Lebron James signed with his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Early impressed coaches in the Las Vegas Summer League where he shot 45 percent, averaging 11.5 points a game.

The Bronx-native tweeting Friday, Dreams Do Come True & believing & staying optimistic working hard along w/the love from my Beloved supports, the Dream Continues #KnicksTape.

The Knicks could also resign former Shocker Toure Murry, who sources say has the attention of Miami, Utah and Los Angeles.