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Solomon Jones: Knicks starter by night, free-agent-to-be by day

Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Solomon Jones

New York Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, left, Raymond Felton, second from left, Carmelo Anthony, second from right, and Solomon Jones react as they watch the end of the game from the bench during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Sunday April 14, 2013, in New York. The Knicks beat the Pacers 90-80. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


The Knicks started Solomon Jones yesterday. Today, they waived him.

Jones played just two game with New York, but he will go down in Knicks history, according to Adam Reisinger:

Solomon Jones finishes his stint in NY with the worst PER in Knicks history (minimum 15 minutes played): -5.7

Why would the Knicks do this? It wasn’t just for the jokes, although the strange transaction is certainly fodder for those. Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

They’re probably going to try to sign a perimeter player now that their big men are coming back.

That bodes well for Rasheed Wallace, Marcus Camby, Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin.

As a reminder about the free agent whose play seemingly fits best with the Knicks: Stephen Jackson can’t join New York’s playoff roster.