Knicks guarantee Ryan Arcidiacono, Svi Mykhailiuk deals

Ryan Arcidiacono, New York Knicks
Dec 20, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Ryan Arcidiacono (51) celebrates a three point shot against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks will guarantee the deals of end-of-the-bench players Ryan Arcidiacono and Svi Mykhailiuk for the remainder of this season.

Steve Popper of Newsday was the first to report the news.

The 28-year-old Arcidiacono has been with the Knicks since last season after a pair of 10-day contracts. A former teammate Jalen Brunson at Villanova, Arcidiacono has played sparingly this season, totaling only three points in 25 minutes over 10 games.

On the other hand, Mykhailiuk has appeared in 11 games for the Knicks, averaging 1.8 points and hitting a total of 6 of 10 three-pointers. The Ukrainian wing also played for one game in the G League with Westchester Knicks this season and exploded for 35 points and a franchise-record seven steals.

“As far as I’m concerned, from my end, both guys have been terrific. They’re invaluable to us –just the way their attitude and approach, whether it’s practice, the game, they’re fully engaged. They make things go well. They can fill in. They bring energy every day. So they both have helped us a lot. So I’ve been very pleased with them.”

Tom Thibodeau via SNY

Both veterans are on minimum-salary contracts and will count against the Knicks’ cap for $1,836,090 this season.

With their contracts now guaranteed, the Knicks can also add them in potential deals ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline, or they could still cut them and eat their salaries if they need to open a roster spot.

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