Free agent guard Toure’ Murry, who opened eyes around the league for his hard nosed play during the Las Vegas Summer League, has decided to accept a training camp invite from the New York Knicks rather than the Miami Heat who also expressed strong interest in the free agent guard.
Currently the Knicks have 14 players under contract for the 2013-2014 season, which leaves the club with one open roster spot as training camp approaches.
Murry caught the attention of Knicks head coach Mike Woodson during summer league in Las Vegas, as well as Knicks legend Walt Frazier, who raved about the young guard. Sources close to the situation say that Frazier’s high praise was among the factors that led Murry to try to make the Knicks roster, even though the team already has three point guards under contract with the recent signing of Beno Udrih.
If Murry can fight his way onto the squad, the athletic guard would provide a nice change of pace to the veteran group of Pablo Prigioni, Raymond Felton, and Beno Udrih.