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Cleanthony Early | Forward | #11

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 220
College: Wichita State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (4) / NY
Contract: view contract details

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Free agent Cleanthony Early has reportedly signed with the G-League's Santa Cruz Warriors.
Early was a second-round pick in 2014 and he spent two seasons with the Knicks, but he shot just 34.6 percent from the field in 56 total appearances. Suffice to say, he's not a fantasy option. Sun, Oct 15, 2017 09:20:00 AM

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Cleanthony Early has been released by Greek club AEK.

He just signed with the club last week, but had a disagreement with a team executive about his diet. Early is a free agent again, but he will likely have to find another job overseas.
Source: Sportando
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 11:28:00 AM

ESPN's Ian Begley is reporting that Cleanthony Early has agreed to a deal with Greek club AEK.

A second-round pick of the Knicks back in 2014, Early played two seasons in New York. However, he was waived prior to the start of last season and spent the year in the D-League. Early reportedly had several training camp offers, but decided to secure a contract in Greece instead.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:09:00 PM

Knicks waive F Cleanthony Early.

He's most likely going to wind up with the Westchester Knicks in the D-League. Early was the very first draft pick of the Phil Jackson era.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:28:00 PM

The Knicks have officially re-signed Cleanthony Early.

Early is expected to begin the year rehabbing his hamstring injury in the D-League, and that's more than likely where he'll be spending a majority of the 2016-17 season.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 03:48:00 PM

The Knicks are reportedly re-signing Cleanthony Early.

Early is currently dealing with a hamstring injury, so he's expected to begin the year rehabbing in the D-League. There's no fantasy value here.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Cleanthony Early is not expected to attend Knicks training camp, a source told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Knicks have a full roster that does not include Early, so we're not exactly breaking ground here. It's likely that the former second-round pick will have to head overseas in order to reestablish any kind of value stateside.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:54:00 PM

According to the New York Post, the Knicks haven't decided if they will invite Cleanthony Early to training camp.

He made just nine appearances for the Knicks last season and they predictably declined to give him a qualifying offer in June. The Knicks already have 17 players heading into camp, so Early's chances of making the 15-man roster wouldn't be good.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Cleanthony Early is still dealing with a hamstring injury.

It's unclear when Early may be able to return, which is unfortunate because he's playing in summer league for his next deal after New York declined to extend a qualifying contract offer.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Cleanthony Early (hamstring) is not expected to play on Saturday.

He injured his hamstring recently and he could miss more time. The Knicks didn't give him a qualifying offer, so getting out there to show what he can do is huge.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 02:04:00 PM

The Knicks declined to give a qualifying contract offer to Cleanthony Early.

That means he'll be an unrestricted free agent, but the Knicks should be able to keep him on a low-cost deal should New York have interest.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Cleanthony Early (hamstring) is not practicing with the Knicks summer league team on Thursday.

While this isn't huge news, each day he can't practice and play prevents the 25-year-old from developing. Early is listed as day-to-day and should be able to play in summer league, but he isn't on the fantasy radar right now.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Cleanthony Early will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pacers, with Carmelo Anthony (rest) unavailable.

Early wasn't very good at all in his previous start this season, tallying a measly two points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover while missing all six of his field goal attempts through 17 minutes of play. He's going to draw a tough matchup against Indiana tonight, so he's not that great of a target in most settings despite the increased opportunity.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Cleanthony Early started on Sunday vs. the Pacers, but he missed all six of his shots from the field and finished with two points, one board, one assist and one block in 17 minutes.

Yeah, he didn't exactly light it up. Carmelo Anthony (rest) is expected to be back next game, so Early belongs on the wire in almost all leagues.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Cleanthony Early will start on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

Carmelo Anthony is getting the night off to rest, and Early should get plenty of playing time because he won't have any minute restrictions. Early had seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with six boards and three assists in 23 minutes on Friday, but there's no reason to keep an eye on him outside of deeper leagues.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 05:54:00 PM

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