Looking to add height and frontcourt depth for the postseason, the Knicks signed free agent center Dan Gadzuric and waived wing Bill Walker.
The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Gadzuric holds career averages of 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.85 blocks and 14.8 minutes in 525 games (164 starts) over nine NBA seasons with Milwaukee, Golden State and New Jersey.
His addition may indicate that the Knicks are concerned about Jared Jeffries’ knee. He sat out Wednesday’s win over the Nets and has averaged just 10 minutes in six games this month.
Gadzuric, 34, appeared in 12 games for Texas Legends of the NBA Development League this season, averaging 12.0 points,, 11.3 rebounds and 1.00 blocks over 25.7 minutes.
The Netherlands-native was originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks following a four-year career at UCLA in the second round (34th overall) of 2002 NBA Draft.
The 6-6 Walker averaged 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 19.4 minutes over 32 games (eight starts) this season for New York. He was originally acquired from Boston, with Eddie House and J.R. Giddens, in exchange for Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry on Feb. 18, 2010.
But he had become expendable with the emergence off the bench of J.R. Smith and Steve Novak.