Knicks Sign Mike Bibby, Push for J.J. Barea Too

Anthony PrestanoContributor IIIDecember 10, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 21: Mike Bibby #0 of the Miami Heat in action against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 21, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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According to Sportingnews.com, the Knicks have signed point guard Mike Bibby to a one year deal, and are pushing to acquire J.J. Barea as well.

After putting longtime veteran Chauncey Billups on waivers today, the Knicks lacked depth at the point guard position.  Mike Bibby could very well fight for the starting job over Toney Douglas, and you know that J.J. Barea would be a consideration as well if they would be able to acquire him.  

We know that Bibby is old and washed up, but the Knicks needed a point guard badly, and he could try and prove himself this preseason.