The guys at the end of an NBA bench were viewed as practice players who never see meaningful minutes in the regular season. That changed last season, when the 14th and 15th men on the New York Knicks' roster, Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak, had breakout seasons. Lin in particular became the biggest story in sports.
NBA training camps begin next week and the Knicks currently have 13 players signed to guaranteed contracts. Teams can invite up to 20 players to training camp, but can only carry a maximum of 15 players on their regular season roster (Some teams choose to carry only 13 or 14.)
That means there will be seven invitees competing for the final spot or two on the Knicks roster. Those that do not make the team will hope to be assigned to the Knicks Developmental League affiliate or catch on with a team overseas.
These are the players on the New York Knicks' roster bubble.