The New York Knicks are interested in acquiring Slovenian point guard Beno Udrih, according to the New York Post.
The Knicks, who finished second in the Eastern Conference last season before being comfortably beaten by the Indiana Pacers in the playoff semi-finals, are desperately searching for backcourt reinforcements and have reportedly identified free agent Udrih as their primary target.
31-year-old Udrih entered the NBA in 2004 when he was drafted 28th overall by the San Antonio Spurs. He spent three years in Texas before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He didn’t feature in a single game for the Wolves, however, and was quickly released from his contract.
Udrih joined the Sacramento Kings later that year and stayed in California until he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011.
His stay in Wisconsin was relatively brief and in February 2013 he was traded to the Orlando Magic in a deal that also involved experienced sharpshooter J.J. Redick and promising forward Tobias Harris.
Udrih’s experience could prove to be massively beneficial to the Knicks, who currently only have Raymond Felton and ageing Argentinian Pablo Prigioni to cover the point guard position.
Also linked with a move to Madison Square Garden is 28-year-old guard Bobby Brown. American Brown, who has limited NBA experience as somewhat of an afterthought on the rosters of the Kings and Timberwolves among others, recently agreed a deal to represent the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association.
His contract, however, includes a clause that allows Brown to leave if he agrees to join an NBA team before August 15.
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