Beno Udrih Drawing Interest From Five Teams

August 2 2013 at 2:19pm CST By Zach Links

2:19pm: The Grizzlies are expressing interest in Udrih, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal (on Twitter).  The club is also considering fellow free agent guard Mo Williams.

10:15am: About five teams still have interest in free agent point guard Beno Udrih, including  the Knicks, agent Marc Cornstein told Marc Berman of the New York Post (Sulia link).   Berman speculates that the Knicks are probably longshots because they only have the $1.4MM veteran’s minimum to offer, but Cornstein wouldn’t tip his hand one way or another.

If he signs with the Knicks the reasons will not be because of the money,’’ Cornstein said. “It would be a disservice to say they’re long shots or favorites. He’s examining the situations.’’

The Knicks have missed out on several point guard targets this summer and it could be difficult to convince Udrih, who made $7MM last season, to take such a substantial pay cut.  If they can’t lure Udrih to New York, they could turn to NYC native Sebastian Telfair since there is mutual interest on that front.  The Knicks are in search of a third point guard to put behind Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni thanks to Jason Kidd‘s departure.

Udrih has served as a backup over the last two seasons for the Bucks and Magic, averaging 8.2 PPG, 4.6 APG, and a 14.2 PER in 66 total games for the two teams in 2012/13.

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