Knicks Sign Mamadi Diakite, Brandon Goodwin

The Knicks have center Mamadi Diakite and point guard Brandon Goodwin to Exhibit 10 contracts, the team announced in a press release.Mamadi Diakite

Along with those moves, New York announced it has waived big man Nathan Knight.

All three players should end up with the Westchester Knicks of the G League. Because of the Exhibit 10 language in their deals, they will be eligible for a $75,000 bonus should they remain with Westchester for 60 days.

Diakite, 27, is 6-foot-9 and has been playing for Macabbi Ra’Anana during the Israeli club’s preseason tour of the NBA. He spent last season with the Cavaliers on a two-way deal, appearing in 22 games. He has also spent time with the Thunder and Bucks since entering the NBA in 2020.

Goodwin, 28, is 6-0 and also played for the Cavs last season, appearing in 48 games and averaging 4.8 points and 2.5 assists. He has spent time with the Hawks and Nuggets as well, playing 49 NBA games overall.

Knight, 26, is 6-10 and was signed to a two-way deal — and the fact he was waived gives the Knicks two such available slots. He has appeared in 108 games total over three seasons with the Hawks, and most recently, the Timberwolves.

The Knicks have 20 players under contract.

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