Knicks sign F Jacob Toppin to two-way contract

The Knicks announced on Monday night that they've signed F Jacob Toppin to a two-way contract.

Toppin's spent the majority of this season with New York on a two-way deal, but he was recently promoted to the roster on a 10-day contract, and now that that's expired he's back in the organization on the same pact.

Monday marked the league-wide deadline for teams to sign players to two-way deals, and New York was one of the last team remaining with an open slot.

Toppin went undrafted out of the University of Kentucky last year, but he earned himself a contract with the Knicks after putting together a strong training camp showing.

The 22-year-old hasn't been very effective across eight NBA appearances, but he's produced with Westchester in the G-League, averaging 18.0 points and 7.8 rebounds across 32 contests.

Toppin also appeared in this year's Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star weekend, where he failed to make the final round after being eliminated by Jaylen Brown and back-to-back champion Mac McClung.

He'll join Duane Washington Jr. and Charlie Brown Jr. as the Knicks' two-way players for the remainder of the season.