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:
Undrafted N.C. State forward C.J. Leslie has reached agreement on a deal with the New York Knicks, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
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.