Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Just days after waiving training camp invitees Mychel Thompson, Henry Sims, John Shurna, and Oscar Bellfield, the Knicks learned they'll be able to keep a closer eye on three of these same basketball hopefuls as the season progresses. With D-League teams formulating their rosters a bit in time for their own respective training camps, the Erie BayHawks (New York's direct NBADL affiliate) claimed the rights of Thompson, Sims, and Bellfield.As a rule, the NBA teams can "protect" three players they have previously waived in training camp for their minor league squad to protect.Such a strategy makes an immense amount of sense. What's perhaps a bit surprising, however, is quite the glaring omission from the list of pickups. After playing with Erie last season, and subsequently earning an NBA call-up with the Cavaliers, Thompson seemed like a shoe-in to return to town, and he probably was the entire time.Sims showed a lot of potential in a few of his preseason games as well, so to keep tab...
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