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October 19, 2018 01:32 PM
Cleanthony Early: Signs with Rebeldes del Enriquillo
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Early signed a deal with Rebeldes del Enriquillo on Friday, reports.

Back in September, Early was stripped of his contract with a Greek club due to disciplinary reasons but ultimately found his way with a new team Friday. The forward last played in the NBA in 2015 where he averaged 9.1 points over 17 games played.

September 9, 2017 06:24 PM
Cleanthony Early: Stripped of contract for disciplinary reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early was stripped of his recently-signed contract with Greek club AEK due to disciplinary reasons Saturday, freelance reporter David Pick reports.

Early, now a free agent, will have to look elsewhere for work. It didn't appear he had any available NBA suitors for the upcoming season, so it seems probable that he'll continue to be overseas or try his luck in the G-League.

September 2, 2017 11:48 AM
Cleanthony Early: Headed to Greece
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early, after considering several NBA training camp offers, has opted to sign a contract with the Greek club AEK, Ian Begley of reports.

The last time Early played in the NBA was during the 2015-16 season, when he posted 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds across 9.1 minutes per game over 17 appearances. The former 34th overall pick spent last season in the D-League, averaging 10.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 block across 17.7 minutes over 14 games. Going overseas may afford him more consistent playing time, which could be good for his development. At just 26-years-old, the 6-foot-8 forward certainly has time to attempt an NBA comeback if he so chooses.

October 21, 2016 02:42 PM
Cleanthony Early: Waived by Knicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early (hamstring) was waived by the Knicks on Friday.

Early is still rehabbing a hamstring injury, and while he agreed to re-sign with the Knicks earlier this month, it was with the plan to ultimately be waived and join the team's D-League affiliate in Westchester. That appears to still be the plan, as Early will slowly be able to make his way back to the floor in the D-League.

October 13, 2016 06:01 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Re-signs with Knicks
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Early will re-sign with the Knicks, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Early was with the Knicks during the Orlando Summer League in July, but didn't end up seeing the court, as he was dealing with a hamstring injury. He's still experiencing some lingering issues with his hamstring and is expected to start the season in the D-League for further rehabilitation. With that said, once healthy, Early will join the Knicks regular roster and should provide a depth option at small forward.

July 4, 2016 03:04 PM
Cleanthony Early: Still troubled by hamstring injury
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Early (hamstring) hasn't suited up for the Knicks' entry in the Orlando Summer League, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

The injury, which Early suffered in a pre-Summer League practice, is especially costly considering the former second-round pick was playing for a contract after the Knicks chose not to extend him a qualifying offer last week. Unless he heals up quickly, Early may struggle to earn a guaranteed contract from any team before training camps open up in the fall.

July 1, 2016 10:54 AM
Cleanthony Early: Becomes unrestricted free agent
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Early wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Knicks prior to Thursday's deadline, making him an unrestricted free agent, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports.

It was also revealed earlier in the day that Early was nursing a strained hamstring that prevented him from practicing with the Knicks' summer league team, according to Steve Popper of The Record, but that likely didn't factor into the organization's decision not to extend a qualifying offer. Instead, it was Early's lack of impact across 56 games in his two seasons with the Knicks that had the most influence, as the forward averaged just 4.3 points (on 34.6% shooting from the field) and 2.2 rebounds over 14.3 minutes in those contests. Once he shakes of the hamstring ailment, Early will still suit up for the Knicks in the summer league, and there's a good possibility he'll end up re-signing with the club in free agency.

April 13, 2016 02:45 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Starts, but scores only seven points in Tuesday's finale
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Early played 30 minutes and finished with seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and three rebounds in Tuesday's 102-90 loss to the Pacers.

In the Knicks' season finale, Early entered the starting lineup in place of a resting Carmelo Anthony, but didn't see much usage while he was on the floor. He ranked last among the Knicks' starters in shot attempts on the evening, and looks like he'll continue to hang around the league as little more than a role player. Through his first two NBA seasons, Early has made just 56 appearances and is averaging 4.3 points (on 34.6% shooting), 2.2 rebounds, and 0.8 assists across 14.3 minutes.

April 2, 2016 09:27 AM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Scores seven points in 23 minutes Friday
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Early had seven points (3-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, and three assists in 23 minutes during the Knicks' 105-91 win versus the Nets on Friday.

Early committed three turnovers, but this was his first appearance in an NBA game since Dec. 12. Given that the Knicks have been eliminated from playoff contention though, Early could be a part of the regular rotation over the team's final five games.

March 21, 2016 12:47 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Assigned to D-League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early was assigned to the D-League's Westchester Knicks on Monday.

Early logged one minute in Sunday's game against the Knicks, marking his first game action since taking a gunshot wound to the leg in December. The Knicks recalled him in light of all their injuries at forward, but with Carmelo Anthony (head) likely to be back for the team's Wednesday's tilt with the Bulls, Early will head back to the D-League to get more reps. He's appeared in three games with Westchester this season, averaging 14 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in just over 29 minutes. He'll continue to focus on recovery and development over the final month of the season with the Knicks well out of contention.

March 20, 2016 07:49 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Recalled from D-League for Sunday
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Early (knee) has been recalled from the D-League's Westchester Knicks, and placed on the active roster for Sunday's game against the Kings.

Early was recalled in light of the injuries affecting the Knicks, including Lance Thomas (knee) and Kevin Seraphin (foot), who are both unavailable Sunday, and Carmelo Anthony (head), who is a game-time decision. Early is buried at the bottom at the depth chart, and it's unclear if he will get any action, but it's encouraging to see him getting back into things.

March 7, 2016 12:42 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Assigned to Westchester Knicks
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Early (knee) was assigned to the D-League's Westchester Knicks on Monday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Early is still recovering from a gunshot wound to his right leg, and with the Knicks entering a six-game road trip, the second-year forward will head to the D-League to continue working out. It's not known if Early will be able to play with the Knicks by the time the road trip concludes in mid-March.

February 29, 2016 03:29 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Could start scrimmaging next week
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Early (knee) could resume scrimmaging as soon as next week, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.

Early has been out since late December after suffering a gunshot wound to his right leg, but he's steadily increased the intensity of his workouts over the last few weeks. If he continues to progress as anticipated, he'll scrimmage with either the Knicks or their D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks, in an attempt to demonstrate he's fully healthy. He could return to game action at some point later in March.

February 19, 2016 12:17 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Hopes to return this season
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Early (knee) is hoping to return at some point this season, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

Early has been out since suffering a gunshot wound to his right leg in late December. He's begun running with full weight of late but remains without any sort of concrete timetable. Coach Kurt Rambis said he believes Early will be back before the end of the season, but it's difficult to assert one way or the other right now, as the wound is yet to fully heal.

January 25, 2016 02:57 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Does some shooting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early (knee) was able to attempt some free throws at Monday's practice, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

Early is still recovering from a gunshot wound on his right leg that he suffered in late December, but his presence on the court Monday -- even in a limited capacity -- offers some encouragement regarding his condition. He likely remains a month or more away from being available for game action.

January 5, 2016 11:10 AM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: In attendance for Monday's practice
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Early (knee) was in attendance for the Knicks' practice Monday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Early was in street clothes and walking with the assistance of crutches after he was released from the hospital over the weekend. The Knicks haven't revealed a timetable for the forward, but it's likely that he'll need several weeks to recover from the gunshot wound to his right leg.

January 3, 2016 04:16 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Released from hospital
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early (knee) was discharged from the hospital Sunday, but there remains no official timetable for his return to the court, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.

Early spent four days in the hospital after taking a bullet to his right leg during an attempted robbery outside a New York strip club early Wednesday morning. He'll head home to continue his recovery efforts, but the Knicks certainly won't rush him back to action following such a traumatic incident. It's expected that the forward will need several weeks to recuperate.

December 31, 2015 01:24 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Expected to miss up to three months following gunshot wound
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Early, who suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg after he was robbed by a group of masked men outside a New York strip club early Wednesday morning, was cleared of any structural damage following a round of MRI and X-rays exams, Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania reports. He's expected to make a full recovery, but will be sidelined for the next two-to-three months.

Early was discharged from Elmhurst hospital in Queens and transferred to another facility in New York City, where doctors are attempting to stave off an infection to the player's right knee. The 24-year-old is fortunate to have avoided any life-threatening effects from the incident, which occurred around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the robbers pulled over the Uber car that Early and his girlfriend were occupying. Police are investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made at this time.

December 30, 2015 05:24 PM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Released from hospital
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early (leg) was released from a New York hospital Wednesday, Chris Herring and Mark Morales of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Early was admitted to Elmhurst Hospital early Wednesday morning after he suffered a bullet wound to the right leg when he was robbed by a group of individuals shortly after departing a New York City strip club. It's encouraging to see that he's already been cleared to head home and doesn't seem to have suffered any long-term health concerns as a result of the shooting, but it's unknown when he might be ready to play basketball again.

December 30, 2015 11:20 AM
Knicks' Cleanthony Early: Shot in the leg outside club early Wednesday morning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Early was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after he was robbed at gunpoint and shot in the right leg shortly upon leaving a New York City strip club, Mark Morales and Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal report. The Knicks have provided a statement on the incident, indicating that Early is "not in a life-threatening situation."

Early and his girlfriend left the club in an Uber car before a group of as many as six assailants forced the vehicle to pull over. The Knicks forward was then robbed of two gold chains, cash, and his cell phone before one of the male attackers shot him in the leg. Despite the scary nature of the incident, it appears Early is in stable condition and isn't facing any long-term health limitations, but it could be a while before he takes the court again.

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