Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Knicks sign Jeffries after waiving Brewer


Posted Mar 1 2011 3:36PM - Updated Mar 1 2011 8:10PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks brought back forward Jared Jeffries and claimed forward Derrick Brown off waivers Tuesday, adding some size for the stretch run.

To make room, the Knicks parted ways with forward Corey Brewer, a day after waiving guard Kelenna Azubuike.

The 6-foot-11 Jeffries originally signed with the Knicks on Aug. 8, 2006, and played for the team until he was traded to the Houston Rockets last season at the trade deadline.

The Knicks value Jeffries for his ability to defend anyone from big men to point guards, and moved quickly to sign him once he cleared waivers after being bought out by the Rockets last week. He is expected to be in uniform when New York hosts New Orleans on Wednesday.

Brown was waived by Charlotte last Thursday. The 6-8 forward averaged 3.4 points in 10.4 minutes per game over two seasons with Charlotte after being taken with the No. 40 pick in the 2009 draft.

Brewer didn't appear in a game for the Knicks after he was acquired from Minnesota in the three-team, Carmelo Anthony trade. The former lottery pick from Florida will have a chance to sign on with another contender.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoGallinari And-1
Danilo Gallinari throws up a floater drawing the foul as he hits the ground with a thud.
photoPicks His Pocket
Ty Lawson with an easy fast-break finish after a great steal.
photoRondo To Chandler
Rajon Rondo gets the feed in the lane and makes the bounce pass inside to Tyson Chandler for the two-hand flush.
photoTrail Blazers vs. Pelicans
LaMarcus Aldridge goes for 27 points and 12 boards in a 114-88 romp over the Pelicans.
photoRondo To Parsons
Rajon Rondo makes the pocket pass to Chandler Parsons who hits the runner, drawing the foul.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.