Knicks cut Patrick Ewing Jr.

Patrick Ewing Jr. made quite a final effort on Friday to salvage his first stint in the NBA. Ewing played nine minutes in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ preseason finale against the Nets and had the entire Garden chanting his name after a three-pointer and two ferocious dunks. But it wasn’t enough:

The Knicks announced today that fan favorite Patrick Ewing Jr. will be the final cut from their roster. Team president Donnie Walsh decided to instead keep shooting guard Anthony Roberson, who signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Knicks during the Las Vegas Summer League in July.

The Knicks lost almost 60 games last season and haven’t made the play-offs since 2004. I’m sure they know exactly what they are doing by cutting a fan-favorite from the bench.

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