Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Looking to add depth to their frontcourt, the Knicks on Sunday announced the signing of free agent forward Jonathan Bender.
Bender, 28, retired from the NBA in 2006 because of chronic knee problems but apparently the Knicks feel he is healthy enough now to contribute. His last NBA game came on Nov. 5, 2005.
The Knicks gave him their last roster sport and reportedly signed him to a non-guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season that will pay him the veteran’s minimum.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.