New York Knicks Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed forward/center Solomon Jones for the remainder of the season.

Earlier today, the Knicks waived beloved veteran big-man Kurt Thomas, who due to injury was going to be unable to help the Knicks for weeks.

Jones, 6-10, 245-pounds, holds career averages of 3.1 points, on 47-percent shooting, and 2.4 rebounds over 11.1 minutes in 268 career games (11 starts) with Atlanta, Indiana, L.A. Clippers and New Orleans. During the 2012-13 season, Jones played for Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association and last played in the NBA during 2011-12, averaging 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over 13.9 minutes in 21 games (one start) with the L.A. Clippers and New Orleans.

The Eustis, FL-native was originally selected out of South Florida University by the Hawks in the second round (33rd pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.