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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  12 responses

New York Knicks Bringing Back Jared Jeffries


Memories of Jared Jeffries’ epic gaffe in last season’s Playoffs won’t go away for Knicks fans, as the team is expected to re-sign the forward. Per Newsday: “Jared Jeffries constantly is reminded of the pain that lasted the entire offseason. It was, to some Knicks fans, his Charles Smith moment: The failure of the 6-11 forward to power up for what seemed to be a textbook drop-step finish in the closing seconds of a 96-93 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the playoffs. ‘I’ve watched that play a ton of times,’ Jeffries said. ‘I feel like I don’t want that to define what I am as a Knick or what I did in my Knick career. I know I let a lot of people down, but no one more so than myself.’ With that motivation, Jeffries wanted to come back to try again. Despite better offers elsewhere, he plans to accept a one-year contract from the Knicks for the veteran’s minimum once the official free-agency signing period begins this weekend. ‘Honestly, I want to win in New York,’ Jeffries said. ‘I feel last year we were very close.’ Mike D’Antoni has developed a strong affinity for Jeffries’ versatility, especially on defense.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    mike d’antoni is enamoured with jared jeffries

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Every year I question why Brian Scalabrine has an NBA career, but at least he’s a crowd favorite and can hit an open 3. Jared Jeffries brings absolutely NOTHING to the table. Why has he hung around so long?

  • nicholas

    ughh jeffries needs to go

  • MaxIsNative

    All I’m saying is if they’re bringing back Jeffries, the league might as well pre-make the Knicks championship banner.

  • Papa Smurf

    dfrance21, I couldn’t have said it better.

  • O

    I’d understand if Jared spent the summer with Hakeem Olajuwon working on some moves, but come on, man!! I hope the Knicks are paying him minimum wage for his return. $7 an hour! And that’s on game nights only!

  • MikeC.

    I don’t mind this. There are worse things in the world than a 7-foot role player willing to take the min. Every team needs cheap role players. If they’re 7 foot defenders? Even better.

  • RunNGun

    They should bring back Eddy Curry too. His weight right now is around 400 lbs. He’d be a perfect center to literally CLOG the lane while his four buddies can run up and down the court. Make it happen, Walsh!

  • meloman2.0

    WHY!? WHYYYY!?!? This guy was a trending topic on twitter after his game 2 mess up… I still can’t believe we got rid of Corey Brewer for this chump

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    i don’t watch knicks games on the regular, but isn’t jeffries a decent defender?

  • Greg

    Not when the coach has him guarding power forwards and centers

  • JayAre187

    The problem is that knick fans are some of the dumbest in the league. The Truth is Jeffries can guard 2-5 very well and you are getting him for a Veterens Minl 1.4 thats a steal

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