Date: 2006-2010, 2011-2012
We will never understand the Knicks' love affair with Jared Jeffries. D'Antoni loved him because he's so "versatile," but that's not as bad as the ridiculous contract Isiah gave him. Larry Brown wanted some defense, so Thomas made it happenâ€”sort of. He gave this man a 5-year deal worth $30 million, which pretty much handicapped the Knicks from making any other moves. Donnie Walsh then unloaded his contract on the Houston Rockets in order to make room for the free agents of the 2010 summer. Oh, and the only way they could get rid of him was to throw in Jordan Hill, their first round pick in 2009. When Mike D'Antoni stepped in as coach he took a liking to Jared's hustle, so when his contract was up with Houston, Mike had the Knicks sign him to the veteran's minimum. His second stint wasn't pretty. Knicks fans booed him constantly and it all came to a head when he stumbled and bumbled in the closing seconds of Game 2. They love him now, but he can't seem to stay healthy. Jeffries never averaged more than 4 points and 4 rebounds in both stints in New York.