Oct. 1, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Phoenix Suns forward Ike Diogu poses for a portrait during media day at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks interested in Ike Diogu


The New York Knicks will have two open roster spaces once Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih are officially bought out.

They may fill one of those slots with Ike Diogu, this according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Knicks are mulling whether to use one of their two roster spots on power forward Ike Diogu, who impressed the team during training camp but was released, according to an NBA source.

The Knicks will have two open spots when Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih’s buyouts become official Monday. Diogu is in the D-League with Bakersfield, averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds.

It wouldn’t be the first time the Knicks have shown interest in the former Arizona State talent as he was invited to the team’s training camp earlier this season.

The ninth pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Diogu has floated around the NBA, playing for six teams in his five-year career.

Diogu’s best stretch came with the Sacramento Kings in 2008-09 where he averaged nearly ten points a game in just 14 minutes.

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