Knicks waive Brewer

Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 3:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 3:49 p.m.

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have waived forward Corey Brewer and claimed forward Derrick Brown off waivers.

The Knicks, who cut guard Kelenna Azubuike on Monday, have been tinkering with their roster as they try to find some size for the stretch run.

Brown was waived by Charlotte last Thursday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 3.4 points in 10.4 minutes per game over two seasons with Charlotte after being taken with the No. 40 pick in the 2009 draft.

Brewer didn’t appear in a game for the Knicks after he was acquired from Minnesota in the three-team, Carmelo Anthony trade. The former lottery pick from Florida will have a chance to sign on with another contender.

ESPN reports that Boston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Dallas are among the teams with the most interest in Brewer. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Brewer was expected to speak to Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Celtics coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday along with other teams showing interest.

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