With the signing of Jared Jeffries imminent, Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said the 6-foot-11 swingman would be a welcome addition. Jeffries' buyout with the Rockets became official last night and he was placed on waivers, according to two league sources. The Post reported yesterday the Knicks plan on signing him.
Jeffries won't clear waivers until Tuesday, which accounts for two business days, and he could be ready for Tuesday's game against Dwight Howard and the Magic in Orlando.
"There is always interest in Jared Jeffries," D'Antoni said in Cleveland before the Knicks' 115-109 loss to the Cavaliers. "We need some size, so we'll do what we need to. He's a winner, and he played well with us. He plays defense, and we're looking to play defense."