The New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh announced today that free agent guard Demetris Nichols has been signed to a 10-day contract. Nichols, a member of the Iowa Energy, became the 14th Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season.

Nichols, 6-8, 215-pounds, was selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Portland and was traded to New York on draft night in exchange for a 2008 second-round pick. Nichols averaged 4.8 points in five preseason games with New York before being waived by the club on Oct. 25, 2007. The Boston, MA-native has career averages of 1.1 points, 0.3 rebounds and 3.1 minutes in 16 career games over two NBA seasons with Cleveland and Chicago. The Syracuse product was averaging 20.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game with Iowa of the NBA D-League this season after being released by Chicago on Nov. 17, 2008.

The Knicks roster now stands at 14 players.