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Knicks sign Solomon Jones, not James Singleton

Apr 12, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

Solomon Jones

The Knicks finally realized 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace, 39-year-old Marcus Camby and 40-year-old Kurt Thomas might not hold up for a full season as the team’s backup bigs. After initial reports they would waive Thomas and sign James Singleton, the Knicks will actually do something about their old and injured frontcourt. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

The New York Knicks will sign center Solomon Jones for the rest of the season

Howard Beck of The New York Times:

Singleton fell through

Jones and Singleton both played in China this season, and they posted similar basic stats:

  • Jones: 15.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game
  • Singleton: 15.2 and 11.0 rebounds per game

New York will be Jones’ fifth NBA stop – he previously played for the Hawks, Pacers, Clippers and Hornets – and it’s unlikely a fringe NBA player will change the Knicks’ season. But he’s healthy enough to get on the court, and that’s progress from the Knicks’ current situation.

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