Former Indiana forward Race Thompson’s next basketball move is uncertain.
The Minnesota native signed a summer deal with the New York Knicks, and he was supposed to play for the franchise this week in Las Vegas.
But according to multiple reports, Thompson is dealing with right knee soreness and he’ll miss the Knicks summer league action from July 8-14.
Thompson also injured his right knee in January and missed four games.
The 6-foot-8 forward could have used the summer league to land a training camp invite and perhaps a contract with a G-League team. He’ll likely still try to pursue those routes, and he should also have a wide range of options overseas if Thompson wants to look that direction.
Thompson spent six years at IU, including a redshirt freshman season. He was a team captain in 2022-23 and started in 29 of 30 games he played. Thompson averaged 8.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game and shot 49.2% (97-of-197) from the floor.
For his Indiana career, Thompson scored 997 points and added 718 rebounds, 131 assists, 117 steals and 107 blocks in 131 games.
Thompson’s friend and teammate at IU Trayce Jackson-Davis has also missed the early part of the summer league with a hamstring injury.
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