New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh announced today that forward Jared Jeffries has been re-signed as a free agent.

Jeffries, 6-11, 240-pounds, returns to New York with career averages of 5.2 points on .431 shooting, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.50 blocks over 22.8 minutes in 528 games (322 starts). He played in 18 games for Houston this season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds over 7.7 minutes.

The Bloomington, IN native originally signed with New York as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2006, appearing in 236 games (135 starts) with the Knicks, averaging 4.5 points on .434 shooting, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 22.9 minutes, before being traded to Houston on Feb. 18, 2010.