Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 11/18/14
With many veteran players, including Amar'e Stoudemire and Rasheed Wallace, expected to sit out the Knicks' first preseason game vs. the Wizards later tonight, the matchup will be a great opportunity for players like Mychel Thompson and Chris Copeland to strut their stuff. Both still on non-guaranteed contracts, each one is still fighting for a coveted roster spot.After being signed earlier this summer, it appeared as though Copeland would have a leg up on all the other non-guarantees looking to make the team in training camp. On a Summer League squad in Las Vegas filled with former players' sons, coaches' sons, failed journeymen, and more, the 28 year old forward looked most like a capable professional basketball player Averaging 13.8 points and 4 rebounds per game, Copeland showed agility and good hands underneath the basket. He has the skills to help an NBA team.But intrigue surrounding Wallace may end up snatching a spot from Copeland in favor of the returning veteran. By formal...
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