HoopsHype Jared Jeffries rumors

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Despite blowing some lay-ups Jeffries, who shot 3-of-9, had a rock-solid night in filling in as the starting power forward for an absent Amar’e Stoudemire. “Indulge me for a second, anybody who boos Jared Jeffries has got to reexamine their life a little bit,” D’Antoni said following the Knicks’ 99-88 winover the Jazz at the Garden. “I love our fans and I like Madison Square Garden, the arena, but here’s a guy who came back to us, minimum contract. He could’ve gone to a lot of other teams. He plays as hard as anybody could possibly ever play, with injuries, everything you ask him. He takes every charge, every dirty play, every rebound. He works every second.” New York Post

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(The Knicks) plan on re-signing Jared Jeffries, feeling his brief late-season tenure was not a fair measure. However, a league source said the Nets have also made a Jeffries inquiry. New York Post

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Kurt Thomas, Kwame Brown, Aaron Gray, Tony Battie and Theo Ratliff also are on the Knicks’ wish list. But in this condensed free-agency period and camp, the club probably will re-sign Jared Jeffries, who knows the system well despite his lack of impact late last season. New York Post

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Knicks center/power forward Jared Jeffries had surgery on his right knee to clean out debris and will be out 6-8 weeks. Jeffries signed with the Knicks for his second stint after the February trade deadline and was a slight disappointment. He is a free agent, but could return for the veteran's minimum with the Knicks desperate for size. New York Post

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Carmelo Anthony had a simple message for teammate Jared Jeffries: "Dunk the ball next time." During practice yesterday, Carmelo Anthony said he sent passes to Jeffries and told him to do something. Anthony said he was joking around with Jeffries at practice yesterday -- "It's all fun and games, man," Anthony said -- referring to the final Knicks' possession of Game 2, when Anthony, who was double-teamed by the Celtics' defense, opted to pass the ball to Jeffries in the closing seconds. Jeffries, with Kevin Garnett guarding him, instead tried to pass to Bill Walker. Garnett got a hand on the ball, then covered it up and called a timeout with 4 seconds left, sealing Boston's win. New York Post

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But the ball and the game ended up in his hands, and in the biggest spot of his Knick career, he didn't get it done. And he knew it, too. "Looking at the tape, I should have shot it," Jeffries said, recalling the final seconds when he tried to pass, and had the ball taken away by Kevin Garnett. "I felt like KG was coming down," Jeffries said. "I tried to dump the ball off to Bill (Walker), and KG had his hand down. So when I tried to pass the ball to Bill cutting to the rim, he got a hand on it." New York Daily News

Then again, the ball should never have been in Jeffries' hands in the first place. As Jeffries explained, the play had been designed to go to Anthony, but the Celtics took that away. "It was supposed to go to Carmelo," Jeffries said. "But Toney (Douglas) popped out and Rondo set on top of him." New York Daily News

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