Thursday , Dec , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Patrick Ewing Jr. Likely to Sign with Knicks

Patrick Ewing Jr. is joining the Knicks’ D-League affiliate in Reno and will eventually sign with the NBA club once the futures of Cuttino Mobley and/or Stephon Marbury are resolved, the Daily News has learned.

Mobley is due to arrive in New York today, and there is a strong possibility that the veteran guard will be forced to retire due to a heart condition. Mobley has been meeting with specialists since being acquired from the Clippers in the Zach Randolph trade three weeks ago.

Mobley’s retirement would create a roster spot for Ewing, who became an instant fan favorite during the preseason only to be released by the Knicks before the start of the regular season.