You know that feeling you get when you realize you’re basically nothing but a career backup wishing on a shooting star that you could just one day compete for a championship, even if you probably won’t have much to do with it if it actually happens?
You don’t? Oh, so it’s just Beno Udrih? Good to know.
The New York Knicks recently signed the veteran point guard in efforts to replace a guy like Jason Kidd, somebody who can come off the bench for a few minutes and provide a serviceable performance running the point; or even fill in at the two guard.
After his last three stints with the Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks and the short-lived run with the Orlando Magic, Udrih says he is happy to be in New York, telling ESPNNewYork, “I’m very happy to be back on a playoff team and we definitely can make a run for a title.”
Well, I am so very happy for the little guy as well. He can finally sit back and not do really much at all while awaiting his team’s run at a title. The nine year veteran has a career average of just 9.1 points and 3.6 assists. Had he not been the only option for the Kings at the time, his scoring average would likely be a lot lower.
Udrih is one of those middle-of-the-pack guys that will never be considered a great player, nor even a good player for the most part. He’s been good enough to be an OK backup, but cannot be counted on to take on more than that type of role.
The fact that he’s talking championship right away is completely hilarious to me. Maybe that’s just my immediate reaction, but he should spend more time focusing on how he will compete for minutes on the floor rather than drooling over the possibilities of what his team could do with him watching from the bench.