2014 NBA Trade Deadline: Washington Wizards In Pursuit of Knicks’ Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih told the New York Knicks in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 20 NBA Trade Deadline that he wished to be traded. After signing with the Knicks this off-season, Udrih has seen his role in New York diminish into near-nonexistence and the Knicks seemed willing to look for potential suitors nearing the deadline.
There is at least one team highly interested in acquiring the veteran Udrih, that team being the Washington Wizards. According to a report from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Wizards have made an offer to the Knicks that includes Eric Maynor, Trevor Booker and Chris Singleton in exchange for Udrih.
The Wizards have openly said that they are in the market for a backup point guard leading up to the deadline with Maynor not doing much for them in that regard this season. As a result, Udrih makes sense, though they possibly could have added him this summer instead of Maynor had they waited it out a bit longer.
Udrih hasn’t played in almost a month now for the Knicks, but he’s made the most of his limited minutes this season. The 31-year-old has averaged 5.6 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 19 minutes per game while shooting 42.5 percent from both the floor and three-point range over his 31 appearances this season.
Udrih isn’t going to be a huge impact player if he were to go to the Wizards, but he could be a solid player to come in behind John Wall and help sure up what has been a shaky bench unit for Washington. We’ll see if the Knicks will grant the request of Udrih and deal him and if the Wizards are the one to take him out of New York.