Kenny Wooten Signs Extended Deal With New York Knicks

Kenny Wooten handles the ball during a timeout vs California.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Kenny Wooten handles the ball during a timeout vs California.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

After going undrafted, former Oregon Duck Kenny Wooten has signed a new contract with the New York Knicks.

New York gave the Wooten a chance in the NBA Summer League and they apparently liked what they saw. He played just five games in Las Vegas and on Monday was offered an Exhibit 10 contract that offers Wooten a chance to continue chasing his NBA Dream. In those games, he did not show much on offense but was able to show off his defensive prowess and athleticism.

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Wooten had ten blocks in four games that included five in the final game of the NBA Summer League. It was enough to keep the New York Knicks intrigued in what Wooten may become down the line, but he has a lot of work to do. His new contract will help pave the way with New York or perhaps another team down the line.

The Exhibit 10 Contract guarantees a Fall Camp invite to New York for Wooten. If things work out it will be converted into a two-way deal, similar to what Chris Boucher had with the Toronto Raptors. The two-way deal gives both Wooten and the Knicks flexibility allowing the team to see if the former Oregon Ducks will be a good fit with the team. It allows players to be with the team fur up to 45 days with a nice payout for their effort.

If Wooten is sent down to the Knicks G-League team and spends at least 45 days he earns a $50,000 bonus. While teams throughout the league are sorting out post-free-agency plans and putting together their best options for the upcoming season, expect Wooten to at least be in the conversation for a roster spot. All he needed was an opportunity and he now has that.

Wooten will likely start his professional career in the G-League with the Winchester Knicks.