The Knicks continue to revamp their roster with the new addition of former Bobcats forward Derrick Brown and have plans to retain Jared Jeffries once he clears waivers on Tuesday.
The New York Times has reported that Brown was waived last Thursday to clear out a few roster spots to complete trades with Oklahoma City and Portland. Appearing in 41 games this season, the 23-year-old averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds.
The Knicks traded Jeffries to the Houston Rockets midway through the 2009-10 season, after starting 37 games in New York. Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that Jeffries could resume his starting duties once he readjusts to the team's system.
"We just think that he’ll pick back up right where he left off," D'Antoni told the Times. "He knows the system, and to put him in with the group will take two seconds."
Brown and hopefully Jeffries will join new teammates Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups on Wednesday against the New Orleans Hornets after the Knicks play in Orlando tonight.
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