Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
In an effort to tweak their roster for a playoff run, the Knicks on Monday waived injured guard Kelenna Azbuike and are close to buying out forward Corey Brewer.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Azbuike was originally acquired by New York on July 9, 2010 from the Golden State Warriors in the David Lee deal.
After undergoing knee surgery 16 months ago, he had not appeared in a game this season.
The Knicks will also buy our Brewer, the New York Post reported, citing an NBA source. Brewer came over from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Carmelo Anthony-Chauncey Billups deal.
The Knicks are expected to sign 6-11 big man Jared Jeffries once a roster spot opens up. Jeffries was dealt from the Knicks to the Houston Rockets last year in the Tracy McGrady trade.
Another big man target, Earl Barron, signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Also, ESPN.com reported that the Washington Wizards bought out point guard Mike Bibby and that he’s “headed to Miami.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.