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Knicks Sign Canyon Barry, a Student of Triangles

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Canyon Barry made 88.3 percent of his free throws last season while shooting underhanded. He won the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.

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In the days leading up to his workout with the Knicks last month, Canyon Barry put together a quick cram session. He watched a few Knicks games from last season and studied their triangle offense, hoping to analyze the cuts and movements he would make in it. To test himself, he then explained its intricacies to his agent.

The study session seems to have worked. The Knicks have added Barry to their summer league team, agreeing to a contract Thursday night as the second round of the N.B.A. draft concluded. He will join the Knicks next week in Orlando, Fla., along with Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ first-round pick and the eighth selection over all. The team’s two second-round choices, Damyean Dotson and Ognjen Jaramaz, are also expected to be present.

In Barry, the youngest son of the Hall of Famer Rick Barry, the Knicks have a 23-year-old player who, at 6 feet 6 inches, has good size for a guard and…

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