The New York Knicks roster is almost complete, though it is still possible to include one more guard for training camp. In a recent report by Ian Begley of ESPN, he mentioned some names considered for the roster spot. These are Archie Goodwin, Trey Burke, and Jarrett Jack.

Goodwin is removed from the options since he agreed to a training camp deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. That leaves Burke and Jack as the choices for the Knicks. Burke spent the 2016-17 NBA season with the Washington Wizards. His stint in the capital was after three years with the Utah Jazz. In Utah, the 24-year-old was a double-digit scorer, but with the Wizards his numbers went downhill.

Meanwhile, Jack is coming off a quick run with the New Orleans Pelicans. In February of 2017, Jack inked a 10-day deal with the Pelicans. Unfortunately, in March, the 33-year-old sustained a season-ending injury. He suited up for only two games with the Pelicans.

Slim chance

Whoever gets a training camp deal between Burke and Jack, still needs to face one more hurdle and that is making it to the final roster. As of the moment, the chances of being included in that lineup are slim. New York already has four players at point guard in Ramon Sessions, Ron Baker, Frank Ntilikina, and Chasson Randle. If Burke or Jack secures a contract, they will likely compete with Randle for the last spot on the roster.

At this point, there is no guarantee for Burke and Jack that they are going to be part of the Knicks squad that plays next season.

Blazers may take Melo from Knicks

The biggest uncertainty when it comes to the Knicks roster is Carmelo Anthony. Until now, it is unknown if he is staying or will leave to join a contending franchise.

Anthony holds his future since he has a no-trade clause in his pact with New York. Earlier in the offseason, the 33-year-old got connected to the Houston Rockets, who acquired Chris Paul. However, those talks died down. Another Western Conference team is emerging as a potential taker for the 10-time All-Star, and it is the Portland Trail Blazers.

Portland has a dynamic backcourt duo in Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, though it is in need of one more star player to propel it to the top of the conference. Lillard and McCollum have tried recruiting Anthony, but he remains in New York. Training camps will begin on September 26, and from the looks of it, Anthony is still going to be on the Knicks roster by that time.

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