Sources: Mario Hezonja agrees with Knicks on one-year, $6.5M deal

Free-agent forward Mario Hezonja has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN.
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The Knicks are hopeful that Hezonja, 23, will fulfill the potential to become the complete player that made him the fifth overall pick by the Magic in the 2015 NBA draft.

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Yelich has dealt with back issues before, landing on the DL in 2015 when he strained his lower back.

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Yelich was replaced Thursday by Keon Broxton, who went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Milwaukee’s 6-4 win.

The Brewers were already without regular center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who went on the 10-day disabled list earlier this week because of a strained groin.

Yelich, 26, is hitting .289 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs.

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