Knicks signed Earl Clark and Shannon Brown as experimental replacements to World Peace and Udrih

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The New York Knicks is still bidding for a chance at the Playoffs.
After recently buying out Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace’s contracts, the Knicks made a bold move to strengthen its line-up.

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.

Brown made a return in the NBA this seasonsigning a 10-day contract with the Spurs but was not renewed.

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.

Brown will be a third-stringer at the shooting guard spot with emerging rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. and JR Smith sharing the loads while former starter Iman Shumpert is reportedly unhappy with the Knicks and is seeking for a buyout.
Clark will be a back-up to incumbent starter Andrea Bargnani. But with a loaded big man at power forward with former All-Stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin, Clark might play more at the small forward because he also has outside shooting.

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