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.”
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