Former Syracuse standout Andy Rautins was shipped from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks in three-team a sign-and-trade deal involving center Tyson Chandler that also included the Washington Wizards.
Rautins signed to a rookie contract with New York worth about $600,000 last season. He is expected to be waived by Dallas.
Said Rautins in a Tweet: “I had a great time in NY. Thank you to those who wished me well and supported me throughout my time here. Best of luck to my boys this year.”
Rautins, who was taken with the eighth pick of the second round of the NBA draft by the Knicks in 2010, played in five games for New York. He averaged 1.6 points in those games.
In his senior season at Syracuse, Rautins was given All-Big East second team honors and fifth team All-American honors from The Sporting News. He averaged 12.1 points while shooting 40.7 percent from downtown in his final season at Syracuse, where the Orange was No. 1 in the rankings at one point.
As part of the deal for Chandler, the Knicks waived veteran guard Chauncey Billups and his $14.2 million contract with the new amnesty clause provision negotiated in the most recent collective bargaining agreement. The Knicks will still have to pay Billups’ salary, but it will not count against the cap.
To clear more cap room for Chandler, the Knicks also traded center Ronny Turiaf to the Washington Wizards for cash considerations. Ahmad Nivins and Georgios Printezis also went to New York from Dallas.
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