Knicks waive Dylan Windler

There Dylan Windler era has reached an end in New York.Dylan Windler

Per a team press release, the Knicks have waived the guard/forward and former first-round pick after just a few months with the team. 

Windler signed a two-way contract with the Knicks over the summer, then had it converted to a standard contract earlier this season.

Since then he has bounced around between the parent club and Westchester Knicks of the G League. He appeared in just three games with New York.

The Cavaliers selected Windler with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft but did not extend a qualifying offer at the end of last season. That sent Windler into free agency, where he signed with New York.

He normally wouldn’t have been eligible for a two-way deal, given that he’s been in the NBA for four years. But Windler missed his entire rookie year, so he’s actually only in Year No. 4 now.

Players are only eligible for two-way contracts if they’ve played in three seasons or less.

Windler appeared in just 86 games over his first four seasons, with injuries being the name of the game for him with the Cavs. Interestingly, he was known as a bit of an ironman as an amateur, missing just one game between high school and four years of college at Belmont.

After missing all of his rookie year, Windler bounced back to average a career-high 5.2 points in his second season, showing flashes of promise. But given how little he’s been able to stay on the floor since, it wouldn’t have made sense for the Cavs to issue the $5 million qualifying offer this past summer.

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