Former Auburn guard Jared Harper claimed by NBA team off waivers
Former Auburn standout guard Jared Harper has a new NBA home.
The New York Knicks announced that they have claimed Harper off of free agency waivers. The Knicks waived guard Kadeem Allen to make room for Harper.
Harper signed a two-way contract with New York, meaning his salary is dependent upon the league in which he’s assigned to play. He could make the NBA team or he could be assigned to the G-League team.
The former Auburn standout was waived by the Phoenix Suns on March 11, and the NBA lifted the moratorium on transactions Tuesday, freeing up Harper to sign with the Knicks. He averaged 20.8 points per game and 5.7 assists for Phoenix’s G-League team, Northern Arizona Suns.
Harper finished his final year in 2019 with 231 assists, an Auburn record. During his time at Auburn from 2016-19, he scored over 1,000 points during his career.