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.
The Knicks on Sunday officially signed Mike Bibby, Jared Jeffries, Josh “Jorts” Harrellson and Iman Shumpert, bringing the roster to 11 players.
Those developments follow Saturday’s official announcement that 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler had joined the team in a sign-and trade.
Bibby could replace Chauncey Billups, who the Knicks amnestied so they could afford Chandler’s four-year, $56 million contract. Bibby has averaged 15.2 points in 13 NBA seasons but struggled last season for the Miami Heat, managing only 3.6 points per game in 20 postseason starts.
Shumpert, the No. 17 pick from Georgia Tech, is also an option at the point.
New York is also interested in J.J. Barea, although a source close to Barea said the Lakers were also interested in the wake of the Chris Paul deal collapsing.
Jeffries is a favorite of coach Mike D’Antoni because of his ability to defend multiple positions.
(The AP contributed)
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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.