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New York Knicks rumors: Earl Clark, Shannon Brown sign with Knicks

The Knicks have signed Earl Clark and Shannon Brown to contracts.
The Knicks have signed Earl Clark and Shannon Brown to contracts.
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New York Knicks rumors have the team signing free agents Earl Clark and Shannon Brown. These latest Knicks rumors have the team giving each player a 10-day contract to help add depth to the roster. According to a report from Thursday (Feb. 27), both players will be available for the night game against the Miami Heat.

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After buying out the contracts of Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace, the roster had open slots to add players. President and general manager Steve Mills just made the official announcement, which might come as a surprise to some fans. It is also a clear sign that the front office isn't giving up on this season, even though the team is now 5 1/2 games out of the eighth playoff slot in the East.

Earl Clark is a 6-10 power forward who averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over 15.5 minutes in 45 games (17 starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season before he was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 20. Shannon Brown is a wing player who appeared in 10 games (one start) for the San Antonio Spurs this season, averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds over 10.3 minutes.

While other New York Knicks rumors have the team linked to other potential free agents that have been bought out by their most recent teams, these two players will fill a void on the roster through 10-day contracts. Their performance over the next week will likely dictate whether they are extended or not.

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