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Solomon Jones: Knicks starter by night, free-agent-to-be by day

Apr 15, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Solomon Jones

The Knicks started Solomon Jones yesterday. Today, they waived him.

Jones played just two game with New York, but he will go down in Knicks history, according to Adam Reisinger:

Solomon Jones finishes his stint in NY with the worst PER in Knicks history (minimum 15 minutes played): -5.7

Why would the Knicks do this? It wasn’t just for the jokes, although the strange transaction is certainly fodder for those. Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

They’re probably going to try to sign a perimeter player now that their big men are coming back.

That bodes well for Rasheed Wallace, Marcus Camby, Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin.

As a reminder about the free agent whose play seemingly fits best with the Knicks: Stephen Jackson can’t join New York’s playoff roster.

  1. seannymo - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    GO NY GO NY GO!

  2. fanofevilempire - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    that’s life in New York, here today gone tomorrow.
    I wish him the best.

  3. rj2323 - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Sign t Mac

  4. garryfish - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Maybe, they got permission to sign James Singleton, their 1st choice

    • polonelmeagrejr - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      I’ve only seen Jones play a bit the other day. I’ve seldom seen anyone so lost on the court. He was really struggling. THis is a merciful act.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    The cavalry is on its way for this weekend. Just in time. Go from small ball to the biggest frontcourt in the East in the blink of an eye.

  6. connorchew - Apr 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    i heard allen iverson is available

  7. vilelabyrinth - Apr 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    SIGN STEPHEN JACKSON.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      For what? He is of no use after Wednesday. Read.

  8. conjecture101 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    This post assumes people care at all what anyone’s PER was or is.

  9. halfbaht - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    They can’t sign Stephen Jackson numb nuts. Obviously you can’t read either

    • badintent - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:20 AM

      \Most PBT blogettes can’t read. But they pretend to be Grammer police to make up .It’s a nerd thing.Only a few can actually ball at all.

  10. jolink653 - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    And the open spot goes to Q-Rich…a little perimeter toughness along with the ability to hit a spot-up three…I like it, depending of course on the health of all the bigs

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