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C.J. Leslie | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 200
College: North Carolina State
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C.J. Leslie is unlikely to make the Knicks roster.
"He is a project," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Friday after practice. "No doubt about that." The undrafted forward from N.C. State was signed in July to a two-year deal and the Knicks were initially excited to have the prospect they had considered taking in the first round of the draft. That excitement has been tempered by Leslie's training camp performance. Sat, Oct 19, 2013 08:46:00 AM

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C.J. Leslie received a two-year deal at the league minimum from the Knicks.

The Knicks are reportedly high on Leslie and may have taken him in the first round had Tim Hardaway, Jr. not been there. Leslie is one of the most athletic rookies that will be in Las Vegas Summer League and the team will be monitoring his motor during the 11-day event.
Source: NY Post
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:03:00 AM

The Knicks have signed undrafted free agent C.J. Leslie, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Leslie "shut it down" after receiving a promise to be taken in the second round, and his slide on draft night was one of the more surprising storylines on a night filled with them. Leslie is a solid pickup for the Knicks as the team looks to replenish their bench and get younger.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 08:28:00 AM

C.J. Leslie has "shut it down" after two workouts and is expected to be selected in early second round.

He was one of the most impressive athletes at the combine, so he didn't have much to gain in additional workouts. Leslie ranked first among all participants with a 12'1" max-vert reach and second in the sprint behind guard Shane Larkin. The NC State product is obviously a little raw, but his athleticism at 6'9" could whet the appetite of some teams before the second round.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 03:58:00 PM

GM Ryan McDonough said North Carolina State F C.J. Leslie would be an "intriguing" player for the Suns at 30th overall.

Leslie has more than enough athleticism at 6'9/209. He led all prospects at the Combine in the lane agility drill and posted a top-10 3/4 court sprint among power forwards. The question is if he can really play power forward at the NBA level. Leslie needs to shed a tweener label if he wants to come off the board before the Suns make their second first-round pick.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich