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Knicks Sign Brandon Jennings To 1-Year Deal

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A person with knowledge of the details says that Brandon Jennings has agreed to a deal with the New York Knicks.

Jennings will finally join the Knicks after they passed on him in the 2009 NBA draft, the person told The Associated Press on Monday, confirming reports of the point guard's one-year, $5 million deal.

The Knicks took forward Jordan Hill with the No. 8 pick in 2009. Jennings went two picks later to Milwaukee, and he hurt the Knicks with a series of strong performances when he played against them.

Now he will come to New York as the backup to Derrick Rose, whom the Knicks acquired from Chicago in a trade last month.

Jennings was limited to 48 games last season with Detroit and then Orlando after he was traded at midseason. He has averaged 15.5 points and 5.9 assists in 460 games.

The Knicks have also signed Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee.

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