Tony Wroten’s tenure with the New York Knicks lasted about three months. The 23-year-old guard was suspiciously waived by the Knicks a week ago, and no one knew why until now.
A source told the New York Daily News Wroten was released for an undisclosed disciplinary reason.
“We’ll continue to evaluate players throughout the league and try to get the best players out there,” new head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters when asked why the Knicks gave up on Wroten.
After acquiring the injury-prone Derrick Rose in a trade last week, Wroten seemed like a good fit to back up the former Chicago Bulls point guard, but the Knicks thought otherwise. Now New York has to find a backup for Rose and a third point guard for insurance purposes.
Wroten, meanwhile, was claimed off waivers by the Memphis Grizzlies. He returned to the team that drafted him in the first round out of Washington in 2012.