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New York Knicks sign Beno Udrih

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The New York Knicks have bolstered their backcourt rotation with the capture of veteran Slovenian point guard Beno Udrih. 

Udrih, 31, who was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 28th pick of the 2004 NBA draft, became an unrestricted free agent this summer after a short stint in Florida with the Orlando Magic.

In a nine-year NBA career that has also included spells with the Sacramento Kings and the Milwaukee Bucks, Udrih has won two Championship rings and has a career average of 9.1 points and 3.6 assists per game. 

For the Knicks, who achieved a second place finish in the Eastern Conference last season before being ousted in the playoff semi-finals by the Indiana Pacers, the addition of Udrih should provide more than adequate cover for starter Raymond Felton and welcome competition for backup point guard Pablo Prigioni. 

Following the signing of Udrih, Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said: "Beno is a solid addition to our backcourt where he will give us more depth and flexibility. 

"He is a talented and experienced floor general who brings championship experience to our locker room."

The Knicks begin their 2013/14 season with a home game against the Bucks on October 30. 

 

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