Knicks sign Crawford to 10-day contract

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have signed former Kentucky guard Joe Crawford to a 10-day contract.

The 6-foot-5 Crawford had been with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA's Development League and was averaging 20.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 43 games.

The Knicks also said Friday that they did not re-sign Demetris Nichols, whose 10-day contract expired.

Crawford was a second-round pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Lakers and was waived Oct. 22.

As a Wildcat, Crawford averaged 11.3 points over four seasons. He led the Cats in scoring at 17.9 points per game his senior season. In his last game, he scored 35 points in a first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Marquette.