As reported by Hoops Rumors, the New York Knicks will be adding former first-round pick Henry Ellenson to the team on a 10-day contract.

The 6-10 power forward/center was selected 18th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2016 NBA Draft. He turned 22-years-old on January 13.

With the Knicks sitting with an abysmal 11-47 record, there is no harm in trying out new bodies to potentially find players to fill out the roster on minimum deals next season. A little over a week ago, they also added John Jenkins to a 10-day deal.

It seems unclear how often Ellenson will see the court for the Knicks. Right now, they already have frontcourt big men Noah Vonleh, DeAndre Jordan, Luke Kornet, and Mitchell Robinson all receiving regular playing time.

According to the website Tankathon, right now New York would have a 14 percent chance at the first pick in this year’s draft, a 40.1 percent chance at a top-three pick, and at worst would be selecting sixth.

NBA career

Despite being a first-round pick of Detroit, Ellenson has not gotten much run with the NBA team over three seasons.

During his rookie season of 2016-17, he played in only 19 games with what is still the only two starts of his career. Averaging only 7.7 minutes per game, Ellenson went on to score 3.3 points and grab 2.2 rebounds per contest.

In the following season, Ellenson saw a little more time with 38 appearances while averaging 8.7 minutes per game. He went on to post averages of 4.0 points and 2.1 rebounds.

This season, he has played just two games scoring 12 points and grabbing nine rebounds. He was waived by Detroit on February 9.

For his NBA career of 59 games, he has shot 80-220 from the field (36.4 percent), 32-99 from three-point territory (32.3 percent), and 31-39 from the charity stripe (79.5 percent).

G-League career

Over the course of the three seasons since Ellenson was drafted, he has taken part in 31 games for Detroit’s G-League team, the Grand Rapids Drive.

In much more playing time than he has seen with the Pistons (34.8 minutes per game), he has gone on to average fairly impressive numbers of 18.9 points and 9.7 rebounds.

College stats

After one year at Marquette, Ellenson decided to go forego his final three seasons in order to go pro. He played in 33 games during his one year at college and averaged 17.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. He led the Big East in rebounds per outing, was third in scoring average, and fourth in blocks per game.

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