The Knicks have waived Shannon Brown, President Phil Jackson announced.
Brown was signed to a 10-day contract, then signed through the remainder of the season, in February and March, respectively.
He scored 2.1 points, with 0.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 7.8 minutes per game, over 19 games with the Knicks last season.
Keith Schlosser, Lead WriterAt the very least, now the Knicks have a spot open for Cleanthony Early.
Brown was actually initially signed by New York before Jackson came to town. When his former coach was named President of Basketball Operations, the Big Apple seemed like a decent fit for Brown.
And though the veteran had a nice moment or two over the course of last season, his level of play was nowhere close to what many (Jackson included) had become accustomed to over the years.
Brown did something quite admirable this month by participating in NBA Summer League with the Knicks in an attempt to prove his worth. He undoubtedly served as a triangle-offense mentor of sorts for the young guns in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough to secure a spot for him moving forward.
The Knicks have more pressing needs and could use an injection of youth in their roster this coming season (a la Jeremy Tyler and a perhaps soon to be formally signed Anthony, among others), which makes Brown the obvious odd man out.