The New Orleans Hornets are signing Patrick Ewing Jr. from Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA D-League to 10-day contract after losing David West for the season.
Ewing was averaging 19.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game with the Skyforce.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Not sure if NOLA fans will be chanting ‘Patrick Ewing’ like the faithful at Madison Square Gardens.
This isn’t the Patrick Ewing, the Hall of Fame center with the New York Knicks. It’s his son, an athletic swing who has been on the verge of making 'The League' for some time.
Ewing Jr. had been destroying the 'D'-League before getting called-up by the New Orleans Hornets, who had an open roster spot after David West's knee injury.
He'll need to use his athleticism on defense and finish in the open court to parlay his 10-day contract into something more long-term.
Whatever happens, following Ewing Jr. will be fun.
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