The New York Knicks decided to cut ties with both forward Metta World Peace and point guard Beno Udrih and bring in forward Earl Clark and guard Shannon Brown in attempt to improve the team’s defense, which has been a problem throughout the season.
The Knicks signed the two veterans to 10-day contracts.
On Monday those contracts were set to expire and Knicks’ President and General Manager Steve Mills announced that the Knicks signed both Clark and Brown to second 10-day contracts.
Clark started the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with Henry Sims and a couple of draft picks, for center Spencer Hawes. Clark was subsequently released. He is averaging 4.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season and has averaged 2.2 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.7 minutes per game in six appearances with the Knicks.
Brown played in 10 games for the Spurs earlier this season. With the Knicks, the former Michigan State Spartans’ star is averaging 2.0 points, 1.0 steals and 1.0 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per game in five games.