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Westchester Knicks Acquire Ra'shad James and Keith Wright

February 23, 2016 - NBA G League (G League) - Westchester Knicks News Release

WHITE PLAINS - The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, announced today that the team has acquired the returning player rights to White Plains native Ra'shad James and a sixth round pick in the 2016 NBA D-League Draft from the Reno Bighorns in exchange for forward Gani Lawal and Westchester's own original 2016 fourth round pick.

James (6-1, 193) averaged 22.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 46 games over two seasons (2013-14, 2014-15) with the Reno Bighorns. The guard attended White Plains Senior High School, where he was a teammate of current Delaware 87er, Sean Kilpatrick.

Westchester also announced the acquisition of forward Keith Wright from the Austin Spurs in exchange for forward Wesley Saunders. Wright and Saunders were teammates at Harvard University in 2011-12. In 20 games for Austin this season, Wright has averaged 1.3 points and 2.4 rebounds over 8.8 minutes.

Both trades are pending the successful completion of physicals.

The Westchester Knicks return to action on Thursday, Feb. 25, when they travel to Indiana to take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Indiana Pacers' affiliate, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the Westchester Knicks are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets and the Westchester County Center Box Office. For ticket package and group information, visit or call (914) 559-6889. Fans can stay up-to-date on team news by following the team at: @wcknicks on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and on Facebook at

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