HoopsHype Beno Udrih + Trade rumors

February 24, 2014 Updates

While Shumpert's injury did not deter the Thunder, it did kill the Knicks' hopes of sending him to Los Angeles. Clippers coach Doc Rivers really wanted Shumpert, sources say, and Rivers was willing to do a deal that would have sent Darren Collison, Matt Barnes, Byron Mullens and two second-round picks to New York for Shumpert, Felton and Beno Udrih. But Clippers owner Donald Sterling and others within the organization were hesitant to bet on Shumpert after seeing him go down in Wednesday's game at New Orleans, according to sources. ESPN.com

February 20, 2014 Updates

“I really don’t know if that’s going to change anything or not,’’ Udrih said. “It’s disappointing,’’ added Udrih, who turned down the Spurs last summer. “I thought [I was] going to have a different role. That’s the direction they’re going. I’ve kept working hard to stay in shape. That’s all I can control right now.” New York Post

Udrih told The Post the Wizards tried signing him this summer and have made a pitch to the Knicks. ESPN.com has reported the Nuggets have offered the Knicks small forward Jordan Hamilton, a former first-round pick. “It’s not in my control,’’ Udrih said. “I’m here right now. If something happens it happens. We’ll see [Thursday]. Right now I’m going to relax and wait.’’ New York Post

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February 13, 2014 Updates

The defending Western Conference champion Spurs offered point guard Beno Udrih a chance to return to San Antonio this summer, but he declined, signing a free-agent deal instead with the Knicks. Now that Mike Woodson has banished Udrih and he has asked for a trade, the Spurs might be a candidate for the Slovenian point guard who has two rings from his time in San Antonio. Former Knicks general manager Scott Layden, now in the front office of San Antonio, was at Wednesday’s game scouting the Knicks. New York Post

February 12, 2014 Updates

The Wizards reportedly have interest in Udrih. The Knicks would love to stockpile a second-round pick or Wizards rookie Glen Rice Jr., whom the Knicks had as one of the candidates to draft last year at No. 24 if Tim Hardaway Jr. was off the board, according to multiple sources. New York Post

February 11, 2014 Updates

Washington's determination to acquire a new backup point guard to replace the ineffectual Eric Maynor before the Feb. 20 trade buzzer is widely considered one of the certainties of this trade season. And the Wiz, I'm told, have Knicks guard Beno Udrih high on their list, since Udrih's modest expiring contract -- even with a 15- percent trade kicker -- is relatively easy for Washington to digest in a season where it has an eye firmly on the luxury-tax threshold. ESPN.com

Marc Stein: One (reasonably) definite move you'll see before trade deadline: Wiz trading for a new backup PG. Beno Udrih said to be high on Wiz list Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

January 23, 2014 Updates

Knicks third-string point guard Beno Udrih said his “first option’’ is to remain a Knick and downplayed the notion he wants a trade to a team that would give him a larger role. With point guard Pablo Prigioni returning last Monday, Udrih appears out of the rotation for now. He didn’t play in Wednesday’s loss to the 76ers after playing just three minutes Monday against the Nets, but he sounded like he still wants it to work out in the Big Apple. “Yeah, that’s my first option,’’ Udrih said. “There’s a lot of options out there for everybody. I’m a Knick. I want to be here. I think the team has more than enough talent to succeed. We just got to get it together and do our job.’’ New York Post

The Post reported Udrih would be content if nothing happened on the trade front despite a previous report of a trade request. “I’m a Knick,’’ said Udrih, who won two titles with San Antonio. “I’ve always been professional. I’m going to stay professional. Whatever happens outside the basketball court, it’s not in my power. If something happens, it happens. But right now, I’m a Knick, wearing a Knick uniform, staying in shape.’’ New York Post

Udrih previously expressed dissatisfaction with playing time and said he feels he’s been unfairly blamed and undervalued – likely referring to a combination of media and the coaching staff. “I’ll still work hard and prove I can still play,’’ Udrih said. “It’s frustrating, but I can’t control that. I’m still working hard.’’ New York Post

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