Knicks taking a look at Ivan Johnson to round out their roster

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are reportedly kicking the tires on a number of big men including Atlanta Hawks' free agent Ivan Johnson.

Its been a quiet summer so far for Ivan Johnson in free agency but the New York Knicks are reportedly interested in the free agent big man. ESPN New York's Jared Zwerling reports that New York is taking a hard look at Johnson but they would only have a veterans minimum contract to offer.

The report also indicates that Johnson had been seeking a min-mid level offer from clubs this summer but the window on that happening seems to be closing. The Atlanta Hawks elected not to extend Johnson a qualifying offer earlier this summer thus making him an unrestricted free agent. They renounced his bird rights last week to make room for the waiver claim on center Gustavo Ayon.

Johnson acquired a cult following in Atlanta after going to training camp and earning his way onto the roster at the expense of second round pick Keith Benson. He played two seasons with the Hawks while providing a physical presence at the power forward and center positions despite being undersized at 6-8.

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