Knicks Call-Up Matt Mooney
via: Eduardo Villalpando / VAVEL

The New York Knicks have called-up PG Matt Mooney from the NBA G-League's Mexico City Capitanes.

Mooney, who became the third player from the Latin American organization to get an NBA call-up this season, was ranked fourth in assists per game with 6.4 prior to the call-up.

Gary Clark (Pelicans) and Alfonzo McKinnie (Bulls) were the other two Capitanes players to receive NBA call-ups this season. 

The 24 year-old was also averaging  15 points per game along with 2.3 steals.

''Thank you Capitanes,'' Mooney wrote on Instagram. ''Great people from top to bottom.''


The Knicks have plenty of players in Health and Safety Protocols due to COVID-19 therefore Mooney is expected to play big minutes during his 10-day hardship deal. 

Mooney competed in the 2019 and 2021 Summer Leagues with the Atlanta Hawks, and Utah Jazz respectively. He was also a two-way player for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2019, where he competed in a total of four NBA games and averaged almost five minutes per contest. 

Prior to joining Capitanes in 2021, Mooney also played for the Canton Charge (Cavaliers affiliate), Memphis Hustle (Grizzlies affiliate) and Raptors 905 (Toronto's affiliate) in the G-League.