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Robinson replaces just-waived Anderson

NEW YORK -- Change continues to be the rule for New York Knicks president Isiah Thomas.

The New York Post is reporting that the Knicks have agreed
to terms with Eddie Robinson, who had his contract bought out
by the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 1.

Robinson replaces swingman Shandon Anderson, who was waived by
the Knicks on Wednesday with three years and $23.7 million left
on his contract.

The Bulls agreed to buy out the remaining two years of
Robinson's five-year contract at a cost of $10 million, making
the swingman a free agent.

It is believed the Knicks signed Robinson for $1.3 million, the rest of their mid-level exception.

The reported move caps a bizarre week for Thomas, who admitted
to forcing the resignation of assistant coach Dick Helm and
promoted Brendan Suhr to the position on Monday and then waived
Anderson on Wednesday.

Since taking over as Knicks president in December, Thomas has
fired coach Don Chaney, hired Lenny Wilkens as his successor,
acquired guard Stephon Marbury and virtually overhauled the
roster. Only Allan Houston, Kurt Thomas and Mike Sweetney have
survived Thomas' widespread changes.

Robinson, 28, becomes the third former Bull to join the Knicks.
Thomas worked out a sign-and-trade in the summer with Chicago,
acquiring guard Jamal Crawford and forward Jerome Williams.

Limited to just 29 games in his first season with the Bulls due
to a toe fracture and a groin strain, Robinson averaged more
than 57 over the last two years despite recording 27 DNPs due to
decisions by coaches Bill Cartwright and Scott Skiles last
year.

Robinson was unhappy with his limited minutes in Chicago. But
in New York, he will battle for playing time with Tim Thomas,
Penny Hardaway and rookie Trevor Ariza.

In his three seasons with Chicago, Robinson averaged 6.7 points
and 2.7 rebounds in 144 games. He spent his first two years
with the Charlotte Hornets.