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Knicks sign shooting guard Ronnie Brewer

The Knicks made it official Wednesday and signed versatile defensive-minded shooting guard Ronnie Brewer.

Brewer got a one-year deal for roughly $1 million. He gives the Knicks 14 players under contract. Thirteen have guaranteed deals. Forward Chris Copeland is non-guaranteed.

Here is part of the release the Knicks sent out on Brewer:

Brewer, 6-7, 227-pounds, holds career averages of 9.0 points, on 50.1-percent shooting, 3.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.37 steals over 25.2 minutes in 418 games (267 starts) over six seasons with Utah, Memphis and Chicago.

He appeared in 66 games (43 starts) for Chicago in 2011-12, averaging 6.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.09 steals over 24.8 minutes. The Fayetteville, AR-native was originally selected by the Jazz in the first round (14th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft following his junior season at the University of Arkansas.

 

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