Knicks signing Norvel Pelle for big man depth

The Knicks will be signing center Norvel Pelle to a 10-day contract, providing some big-man depth following Mitchell Robinson’s foot surgery earlier this week. Pelle, who appeared in four NBA

The Knicks will be signing center Norvel Pelle to a 10-day contract, providing some big-man depth following Mitchell Robinson’s foot surgery earlier this week.

Pelle, who appeared in four NBA games earlier this season, with the Nets and the Kings, has been COVID-19 testing this week for the Knicks, and he could be available as soon as Saturday’s game in Detroit, according to The Post’s Marc Berman.

Norvel Pelle is signing with the Knicks.
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Robinson suffered a fractured right foot Saturday night against the Bucks, and he underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his fifth metatarsal bone at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The 28-year-old Pelle will slot in for now behind veteran centers Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson. The 6-foot-10 center totaled just 28 NBA minutes in three appearances for Brooklyn in February before he was waived. He averaged 1.3 blocked shots in 9.7 minutes per game in 24 appearances last season for the 76ers.


RJ Barrett (sprained right ankle), Derrick Rose (sore left ankle) and Reggie Bullock (illness) all have been listed as questionable for Friday’s game against Dallas.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Peter Botte

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