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Knicks Buying Out Brewer, Likely To Sign Jared Jeffries

The re-structuring of the New York Knicks is continuing as the Knicks try to plug the hole they have left at the center position after including Timofey Mozgov in last week's trade for Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks today waived Kelenna Azubuike, a 6-foot-5 guard who was acquired from Golden State but did not appear in any games this season. Of more importance, reports indicate that the Knicks will buy out Corey Brewer, recently acquired from Minnesota for Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry's expiring contract, and sign ex-Knick Jared Jeffries.

Brewer, 24, was a regular part of the rotation in Minnesota. He was averaging a career-best 8.6 points per game this season for the Timberwolves. The Knicks, however, have no place for the defensive-minded 6-foot-9 forward to play.

Jeffries, a 6-foot-11 forward/center played for the Knicks for three seasons prior to joining the Houston Rockets for the 2010-2011 season. The Rockets recently bought out his contract, and Jeffries should clear waivers Tuesday. The Knicks can use Jeffries' defense and rebounding in the middle.

FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2010 - Corey Brewer 56 24.3 3.0 7.8 38.4 0.5 1.8 26.3 2.2 3.1 70.8 0.8 1.9 2.7 1.4 1.4 1.6 0.3 2.4 8.6