Knicks sign forward Ike Diogu

Updated: September 28, 2013, 5:22 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Ike Diogu, who has been out of the NBA for nearly all of the last two seasons.

The team announced the move Friday.

The Knicks have also invited former St. John's forward Justin Brownlee to training camp, a source told ESPN New York's Ian Begley.

With Diogu and Brownlee in the fold, the Knicks have signed or agreed to sign 20 players, the maximum for training camp.

The Knicks signed Diogu to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, a league source told Begley. The contract will become guaranteed if Diogu makes the team out of training camp.

The Knicks have 12 players under guaranteed contracts so, in theory, there could be three roster spots available during training camp.

The 6-foot-9 Diogu was the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft by Golden State and also has played for Indiana, Portland, Sacramento, the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio. He appeared in two games for the Spurs in 2011-12, then played in Puerto Rico and China.

Diogu has averaged 6.0 points in 225 games in his six seasons.

Information from The Associated Press and ESPNNewYork.com regular contributor Ian Begley was used in this report.

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