Patrick Ewing Jr. followed in his father's footsteps in college, playing ball at Georgetown University, but his professional path to New York City ended yesterday without ever playing in a regular season game. His final pre-season game with the team was played Friday evening, and he performed well -- shooting three for three from the floor.
According to ESPN, the Knicks decided to stick with point guard, Anthony Roberson, and cut the younger Ewing. The team acquired Ewing Jr. in late August from the Houston Rockets. The Knicks' season opener is Wednesday versus the Miami Heat.
Knicks President Donnie Walsh acknowledged that Ewing Jr. had become a fan favorite during the pre-season. "You want people who people like," Walsh said, according to ESPN. "The bottom line is you have to do what is right for the franchise."