New York Knicks Rumors: Beno Udrih Deal Likely Not Going to Happen
The New York Knicks don’t have the surest point guard situation as of right now looking ahead to the 2013-2014 NBA season. They have the ever inconsistent Raymond Felton locking up the starting job and the 36-year-old Pablo Prigioni as their backup as of right now. However, that’s not a rotation to have a bunch of confidence in either.
The Knicks know that they need to sure up the point guard position and have been trying to do so. For several weeks now there have been reports of New York pursuing free-agent point guard Beno Udrih.
Last season, as Udrih spent time with the Milwaukee Bucks and then was traded to the Orlando Magic, he played solidly in the 66 games that he appeared. He averaged 8.2 points, 4.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds in only 22.1 minutes per game while shooting 44.1 percent from the field, though he did convert on only 33.3 percent of his three-point attempts.
However, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Knicks haven’t really made any progress in signing Udrih because the free-agent is holding out for more than the veteran minimum which is all that the Knicks can offer to anyone that they sign from here on out.
At this point, it seems like Udrih isn’t going to be suiting up for New York. He’s not a game-changer and his list of suitors isn’t incredibly long, but he’s worth more than the veteran minimum to at least one NBA team out there. The Knicks’ financial issues, once again, are going to rear their ugly heads this summer.