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More roster tinkering, but still no 7-footers. The Knicks claimed 6-8 forward Derrick Brown off waivers from the Bobcats today after officially waiving Corey Brewer. Brown is another versatile forward who can provide some energy. The second-year player was averaging 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game this season with Charlotte. He's not much of a scorer, but he is a hustle/energy type which fits the mold of a Mike D'Antoni role player. It is a bit redundant, however, with Renaldo Balkman already on the team, plus Shelden Williams. Brown had 12 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes against the Knicks at the Garden on Nov. 23 and had four points and six boards in 21 minutes in the second game of that home-and-home at Charlotte. D'Antoni said Raymond Felton, who played with Brown in Charlotte last season, said the Knicks should grab him if he was ever available. Neither Brown, nor Jared Jeffries, who is expected to sign once he clears waivers this evening, will be available to play tonight against the Magic. Newsday
The Knicks announced that they have claimed the 6-foot-8 Brown off waivers from the Charlotte Bobcats. Brown, a former second round pick, has averaged 3.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 10.4 minutes in 98 games with the Bobcats. Yes, he is a project and you can be sure that Walsh's long-time friend, Larry Brown, was consulted on some level. New York Daily News
The Bobcats won't know if they can re-sign forward Derrick Brown (waived to help facilitate Thursday's trades) until at least Tuesday. That's when he would clear waivers, according to the Bobcats. Charlotte Observer
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