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Knicks sign Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas-Roberts looks for a shot during a

Chris Douglas-Roberts looks for a shot during a game with the Bucks. (Credit: AP, 2011)

The Knicks signed onetime Net Chris Douglas-Roberts today, and waived forward Justin Brownlee.

Douglas-Roberts, 26, holds career averages of 7.5 points in 161 games over four seasons with the Nets, Bucks and Mavericks.

The 6-foot-7 swingman, who played his college ball at Memphis, averaged 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League last year.

"I saw him play a lot actually in college," Carmelo Anthony said. "He was in the league. He can score the basketball for sure. He can definitely do that. So I really don't know where he's going to fit or what's the deal with him coming. But we look forward to having him here in training camp. Hopefully he can make a name, make a mark and make the team. We'll see what happens."

Douglas-Roberts averaged 9.8 points during his second NBA season with the Nets. He signed a non-guaranteed deal.

"We had him in earlier in the month," Mike Woodson said. "We brought him back. He’s been around the league. He’s a kid that can score the basketball. we know that. He’s going to be a part of our training camp, see how he fits in."

Woodson said there's a chance Brownlee, the former St. John's forward, could be on the Knicks D-League team, the Erie Bayhawks.

Tags: Knicks , Chris Douglas-Roberts , Justin Brownlee , Carmelo Anthony , Mike Woodson

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