Shannon Brown and Earl Clark sign 10-day contracts

The Knicks have announced that Shannon Brown and Earl Clark have been signed to 10-day contracts.

NEW YORK, February 27, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President and General Manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has signed guard Shannon Brown and forward Earl Clark to 10-day contracts.

Brown, 6-4, 210-pounds, holds career averages of 8.0 points and 1.9 rebounds over 18.5 minutes in 384 games (58 starts) over eight seasons with Cleveland, Chicago, L.A. Lakers, Charlotte, Phoenix and San Antonio. He appeared in 10 games (one start) for San Antonio this season, averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds over 10.3 minutes. The two-time NBA Champion (2009, 2010) with the Lakers was originally selected following junior season at Michigan State University by Cleveland in the first round (25th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

Clark, 6-10, 234-pounds, holds career averages of 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds over 14.3 minutes in 242 games (54 starts) over five seasons with Phoenix, Orlando, L.A. Lakers and Cleveland. He averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over 15.5 minutes in 45 games (17 starts) with Cleveland this season before he was acquired by Philadelphia on Feb. 20. He was originally selected following his junior season at the University of Louisville by Phoenix in the first round (14th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft.




93 comments
orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Let me get this straight, Wade, Bosh, Melo, and Lebron are all going to opt out, give up $6 MILLION EACH, all 4 to team up in an attempt to win a ring? This includes the fact that Wade WILL NEVER GET $20mil bucks a year again.

I believe it when pigs fly.

jax13
jax13

Trade Tyson, shump n you have many expiring contracts.....show us what you got mr. Mills. We know you cannot tell us so you are going to have to show us...

Sandro
Sandro

Our only hope is now on draft night 2014.

A major move needs to happen, otherwise say goodbye to Melo.

Frank Gebel
Frank Gebel

Every time i see the Woodson defense ,i think of the movie "House Party" when Martin Lawrence is the DJ and keeps shouting SWTCH( to switch dance partners)!

Marvel
Marvel

Dolan and Woodson = no hope

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Bosh and wade are NOT opting out wade is our stat with d and bosh isn't worth 20 mil stop with melo is going to Miami

Marvel
Marvel

Woodson still the coach?


so


-over use regulars (felton aka the the who should be on leave, Jr, melo )


-play amare for no reason


-don't give Tyler or new guys real burn


-switch, double leave assignments FOR NO REASON, AS ORDERED


-make a late comeback or lose a early lead


-we didn't "hit our shots "



Woodson is the worst coach I've ever seen. in any sport.. no exaggeration.









onewhoknix
onewhoknix

If no significant improvements to the roster are made this offseason (must let go of toxic contracts and bring a talented PG in), then Melo is gone. If we bring someone in he will take a paycut. If we tell him wait another year and play for a lottery bound team its deuces.

Its not about money anymore, its about his legacy. He just wants a fair shake to compete just like KD, Lebron, Harden, CP3 and Dirk have. He hears everyday about how he has the lowest playoff winning % and cant get past the first round while his teammates continue to make a mockery of the sport. That aint worth 30 mil that he has covered from sponsorships/investments already.

Till this day Barkley cant stand to hear other players talk about rings. It looks like he wants to leave the room. Money can always be made especially when you are a star player (and in todays day an age). Rings solidify careers and to not even get a fair shot during your last prime contract would be crazy to look back on.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@OLDKNICK  I call it the "Woodson Law": Thanks to you, everything will go wrong, FOREVER.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@orlando_knickfan  

Bosh could be moved. Mark Cuban wants him and they have the cap space to absorb his contract. Wade's knees are shot, he could opt out for a longer guaranteed deal.It is possible.

johneco
johneco

@Jaime  Season's not over yet - Woodson is running him into the ground.

jax13
jax13

Yo chill quit bumping the table!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Jesse Brand  

Wade could opt out and sign a Tim Duncan type deal. Dallas wants Bosh badly and he could be moved. 

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@onewhoknix  I think moves will be made this off season.  Honestly, not making a move for Lowry or Teague or trading Shump or Hardaway at the trade deadline was the smartest thing Knicks Brass has done in a long time.  As bad as it is right now, the contracts of Chandler, Bargnani and STAT all become much easier to move once this season ends.  JR's contract is really not bad.  Felton is now going to be completely impossible to move but there is the chance the Knicks could void his contract if he goes to jail.  Don't wish that on him though unless he really did brandish a gun in his wife's face.  If so, that's messed up.


But back to the Knicks.  Chandler is getting better and there should be plenty of teams this off season who would take him on for one year to add either a starting center or a back up big to their team, especially a contending team or a team looking to make it into the playoffs.  Chandler is not the player he used to be but he's still a 7 footer who is great on help defense and has a ring.  He has mentally checked out on this team but would be useful to another team.


STAT and Barganini will only have one year left to.  So they will be more valuable as expiring contracts.  


The most important thing is getting a real coach in here who has full control over the team and his assistants.  Someone like Jeff Van Gundy would be perfect.  Get a good coach in here and all ready this current team would be 10 to 15 games better.  He'll make below average players average and average players good.  Look at how players leave The Knicks and do better elsewhere.  That's coaching!  


Hire Jeff Van Gundy and it will be easier to get a good player here.  It will make our role players better.  Then trade Chandler for some picks or young players, trade Amare or Bargs.   We also have the stretch provision to play with.  


Its all about Melo ultimately.  There are many possible paths for him.


He leaves The Knicks.  HIs rep takes a hit and he is labelled a ring chaser.  HE goes to another team and they don't win.  Worst case scenario for Melo's legacy.


He leaves The Knicks.  Rep takes a hit but he goes to a contender and they win a championship.  Legacy recovers.  Good scenario.


He stays with The Knicks for max contract.  Team can't win a title.  Melo's legacy is that he only cared about money but at least he's loyal to The Knicks. Not a great legacy.


He stays with The Knicks for less.  Team builds a contender.  Doesn't win it all.  Knicks fans still love Melo, critics say he was never a legit star.  Bad scenario but he'd be loved in NYC like Ewing.


HE stays for less.  Team wins a championship.  Melo is a God who brought The Knicks their first title.  No one can question his loyalty or his skills.  Best case scenario.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@onewhoknix The org knows they have to make moves to keep him. Felton, Stat and a few others are gone. Even if we have to wait midseason to bring in Rondo, Melo aint leavin. He has integrity. He wants to win yes but Hes not jumpin from team to team to do it

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

@Sandro That's the only way, and  Wade will still have to take a cut again because of cap holds.

Wade already hinted that he may not do what he did again though.

Whatever, he wants to play with them he's a traitor and they will still lose because they will be even smaller than they are now.

jax13
jax13

Agreed but there are going to be many teams looking for a defensive center as a piece to their puzzle. I think okc n Phoenix could be those teams.

Let's see who disappoints in playoffs n then a need will be created. Tyson could have helped okc a lot right now with Perkins going down.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

He can't play back to backs nice try tho

jax13
jax13

Agreed, I wish we had wade as our stat!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@SheSaidSpikeWho  It's a tight race. Both have regressed inmensly as coaches. It's curious that they actually worked together. Mediocirty must have rubbed off.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@SheSaidSpikeWho Yes dantoni is worse. He put the keys of the offense in the hands of a young inexperienced player that avg 6to per game. Ppl give Lin a lot of credit for 7gms. After 7gms MIA shut him down and taught the rest of the league exactly how to do it. Bad for business when you have proven vets and stars

Marvel
Marvel

@SheSaidSpikeWho  

yes, this is the poorest display of coaching I've ever seen.


he's literally made hundreds of idiotic moves & personally cost us maybe 15 wins on top of his horrid philosophies..



woodson is a joke



Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Blaze NYK @onewhoknix 

Expiring contracts have little value anymore. There wasn't much interest in them at the trade deadline. Bargnani and STAT won't have many suitors, unless you that back an equally bad contract. 

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

@Blaze NYK @onewhoknix "He leaves The Knicks.  Rep takes a hit but he goes to a contender and they win a championship.  Legacy recovers.  Good scenario." I think this may be the most likely. Anyone still blame Ray Allen for leaving?

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

@Kvdaone @onewhoknix You are asking the guy to trust Mr Dolan and Steve Mills. Complete no shows for the last decade. Every move they have made has put us further into a hole like quicksand. Until Melo see's roster improvements (coach included), he aint staying on pure integrity or signing anything.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

I feel like he's that kind of guy too but the Knicks just don't make the decision to stay any easier.

jax13
jax13

Lol funny movie

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Jesse Brand  Good Lord.

Get a grip.

Dude defends, scores, creates for others, and can take over if he wants to.

And makes less money.


He's not playing backs to backs solely because Spo wants to take care of those knees to have them fresh for the palyoffs.

Many teams do this to take care of their better players.


Comparing Amare to Wade is flat out crazy.

James Cureton
James Cureton

So basically we could only pull this off if we were Miami.

rico
rico

@VerySilentJay @SheSaidSpikeWho  they made a good pair. Woodson until this year (all melo all the time) kept D Antoni's offense in place and said so.


Menwhile Woody is supposed to be the Defensive genius, coached by Red, mentored by Larry Brown etc….Interesting comments made by MettaWP on ESPN the other day about Woody's offense. Metta said, "It's brilliant and ahead of it's time. In order for it to work everyone has to buy in and be lock-down defenders. The thing is some of the guys are lazy and don't buy into it so that's what you see".  Consider the source but Metta knows D.   He also said that Woody reminded him of Jax, that he challenged players out of their comfort zones to get better. "Jax had the triangle and Woody uses switching, and both challenged me to be a better player, I liked that" Metta..(this week a day after he was released) 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

No but I do think that game played a role in not keeping him. They wanted to try to win and to win you have to go through the heat. I think they felt he wasn't ready to go into win now mode...and they were right. Lin was a great story, no doubt though and he's a smart player, IMO.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Speaking of Harden, when are people going to start really talking about his lack of defense? He got lit up in the 4th qtr last night.

Marvel
Marvel

@Kvdaone

 wtf?????



lin SAVED our

  season and is the best thing that's happened to us in decades..


stop the b.s


Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Kvdaone @SheSaidSpikeWho 

Miami shut down James Harden in the NBA finals, so one shouldn't surprised that they could shut down Jeremy Lin. Miami can shut down anyone they want, except a select few.

Everyone remembers the Miami game, but Lin came back and put up 19-13-5 against Cleveland the next game.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

I went to that game in Miami. I'll never forget it. It was embarrassing.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Just wanted to know your opinion. They're both terrible. I can't say which is more terrible than the other. At least D'Antoni inflated players stats for trades lol.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@onewhoknix  

The new CBA has created a different reality, although Dolan is still partying like it's 1999.

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

@Knicks_Fanatic @Blaze NYK @onewhoknix This is why we are stuck with the same roster next year. I have read a few articles that basically state what you said, expirings aren't what they used to be.