Mar 22, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie plays defense against the Temple Owls during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Leslie Signs With New York Knicks


North Carolina Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie went undrafted despite the fact that an unknown team promised to take him in the 2013 NBA Draft, but he found a home as an undrafted free agent shortly after the conclusion of the draft.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Many were surprised to see Leslie continue to slide down the draft boards throughout the second round, while a number of relative unknowns and international players continued to come off of the board. Luckily for Leslie, the Knicks saw him as a potential answer and he will still get a chance to make it in the league.

Leslie could prove to be a good signing for the Knicks if he can eventually work his way to being a bench player.

New York needs to add depth and youth in a desperate way, and Leslie certainly helps in both of those categories.

It is still a bit shocking that he went undrafted.

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