Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Jeffries likely to return to Knicks
From Jared Zwerling, ESPNNewYork.com:
NEW YORK -- Many Knicks fans don't go to Jared, but not as in diamond shopping; as in they don't like what Jared Jeffries offers. But Mike D'Antoni and his staff saw enough in the 6-11 interchangeable forward-center from last season to want to bring him back at the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million.
While Jeffries can't officially re-sign until Friday, when the free-agency period is slated to start, he was at the Knicks' training center on Wednesday, along with Carmelo Anthony, Toney Douglas, Landry Fields, Andy Rautins, Iman Shumpert and Josh Harrellson. In addition to shooting around and lifting weights, Jeffries had a physical done in preparation for his return to the team -- the only one that was on his radar for the upcoming season.
"I didn't want to be anywhere else. I didn't want to go anywhere else," Jeffries said. "This is where I wanted to be. I think we have a chance to have a very good team this year."
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