Wednesday , Oct , 25 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Knicks sign Cato, exercise options on three players

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks signed free agent
center Kelvin Cato on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not announced in
accordance with club policy.

The 6-foot-11, 275-pound Cato is averaging 5.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 523
career games. Drafted 15th overall in 1997 out of Iowa State, Cato was traded
on draft night by Dallas to Portland. After two years in Portland, Cato played
for Houston, Orlando, and Detroit.

The Knicks also exercised the third-year options on forward/center Channing
Frye, guard Nate Robinson, and forward David Lee.

Frye averaged 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in his rookie campaign
from Arizona. Robinson averaged 9.3 points per game in his rookie year out of
Washington, shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Lee
averaged 5.1 points per game in his first year out of Florida.

The Knicks also waived center Paul Miller, guard Milone Clark, and forwards
Elton Brown and Nikoloz Tskitishvili.