The New York Knicks have signed free agent Jonathan Bender, marking the oft-injured forward’s return to the NBA after a three-year absence.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh announced the move in a statement Sunday.
The 7-foot Bender enjoyed his best season in 2001-02, when he averaged career highs of 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 78 games.
But injuries forced Bender to miss 172 games over the next three seasons before chronic knee pain sidelined him indefinitely in February 2006.
Awesome. Just what we need. Jonathan Friggin Bender. I bet LeBron is salivating to come to New York now. Choots.