New York Knicks Announce Roster Cuts for 2012-13 Season

October 27th, 2012 by Sean Hojnacki Leave a reply »
With all preseason games in the books and the season opener less than a week away, the New York Knicks announced their roster cuts on Saturday.

The process of whittling their 20-man roster down to 15 players began on Friday when they waived Chris Smith, who had undergone knee surgery and was expected to be out for three to six months (per AP, via

Saturday, four more roster deletions were announced: Oscar Bellfield, Mychel Thompson, John Shurna and Henry Sims (per Newsday's Al Iannazzone on Twitter).

Sims' odds of making the roster increased when Rasheed Wallace was unable to get into adequate shape to participate in preseason games, and Amar'e Stoudemire suffered a ruptured cyst in his knee which will keep him out for at least the first week of the regular season.

But Wallace scrimmaged with the team on Friday, and—based on the cuts—is now projected to make the regular-season roster. They need him in the frontcourt more than ever with Stoudemire out, Marcus Camby nursing a sore calf and Tyson Chandler ailing with a bruised knee.

Shurna was widely compared to Steve Novak as both are stretch 4s t ...

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