Corey Brewer Out, Jared Jeffries In For Knicks

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Knicks fans hope that Jared Jeffries’ third stint with New York will end on a better note than his first two.

The Knicks will sign Jeffries “once he clears waivers today,” the NY Post reported Tuesday.

Corey Brewer was officially waived by the Knicks, a move that would make room for Jeffries.

The Knicks’ official twitter account announced Brewer’s departure: “New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh announced today that swingman Corey Brewer has been waived.”

The Knicks also waived injured guard Kelenna Azubuike and claimed Derrick Brown.


The Houston Rockets waived Jeffries on Friday.

Traded from New York in the Tracy McGrady deal last February, Jeffries is in the last year of his contract and will make about $6.9 million this season. He appeared in only 18 games this year — none after Feb. 2 — and never found a place in Rick Adelman’s rotation after joining the Rockets.

Coach Mike D’Antoni said before Friday’s game in Cleveland that the team has interest in Jeffries. He added that general manager Donnie Walsh is working to do “what’s best available.”

“He’s a winner,” D’Antoni said of Jeffries. “He played well with us.”

Do you welcome Jeffries back? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • jerry sherwood

    they should have got rid of 2 old guys that were thro ins from nuggets

  • Carlo

    They should’ve kept Brewer and waived Shelden Williams instead. Brewer is an elite defender and more serviceable than Williams. Bad move.

    • JayTee

      Carlo, it’s about the $$$, Brewer is making 3.8 mil…… Williams is making 800 K.
      and although he isn’t as good he does have more bulk ,and is a bigger presence down low…
      Do the math….

    • JayTee

      The silver lining in this deal is that we finally dumped eddie curry last week and got some movable parts in return

  • JayTee

    Yeah ….. why not. He’d play some D. in the middle and down low and also grab some boards..

  • jeffrey

    He is tall with long arms with a good mind-set to play defense. Just what the Knicks need presently

  • ARROvate1

    Yes…he has long arms, works hard and plays defense. Probably our best option for a defensive center this year.

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