HoopsHype Beno Udrih rumors

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The Knicks will have two open spots when Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih’s buyouts become official Monday. Diogu is in the D-League with Bakersfield, averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. He showed rebounding ability and a mid-range jumper for the Knicks during the preseason. New York Post

Carmelo Anthony was caught off guard, especially since World Peace had played more than seven minutes in Friday’s double-overtime loss in Orlando. “It’s sad to see them go, but this is the business of basketball ... it happened, and we’ve got to move on,” he said. “The buyouts kind of surprised me because [Friday] Metta seemed like he was in a good place. He was happy, he played . . . he was a different Metta.” Amar’e Stoudemire said, “I’m going to miss those guys. They want to play, they want to compete, they want to contend.” ESPN.com

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“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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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

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