HoopsHype Beno Udrih rumors

December 27, 2013 Updates
December 26, 2013 Updates

There was frustration in the Knicks’ locker room after the 123-94 Christmas Day loss to Oklahoma City. None more than from Beno Udrih, the third-string point guard who now has been forced into the starting role after injuries to Raymond Felton (groin) and Pablo Prigioni. Udrih has been singled out for poor play on several occasions by Mike Woodson in the press and appears to have had enough. “It’s easy to point fingers when the team loses. But it comes down to we are a team, we lose together,” Udrih said. “No matter who makes a mistake or who doesn’t, it’s still a team loss. So I think all of this stuff should be kept out of the media and not call certain people out.” New York Daily News

Point guard Beno Udrih was defensive over recent criticism of his play, stemming from last week’s last-second loss to the Wizards in which Bradley Beal slipped by him for a go-ahead layup. “I’ve been playing this sport professionally for 16 years, different leagues and here, this is my 10th year,” Udrih said. “Usually, I was a guy that somehow made the right play at the end of the games or stuff like that. I’ve always been pretty good with not turning over the ball and this year, it’s totally different. I don’t know what happened that summer. I don’t think I forgot [how] to play basketball, so there’s a lot of factors.” New York Post

Woodson was especially critical of Udrih’s errors after a loss to the Wizards and those kinds of events, Urdih said, are affecting him. “I kind of feel like when I do the right thing, it’s not the right thing in some people’s eyes,” he said. “Sometimes I have a feeling like when I do a mistake, they have a feeling that I’m making the mistake on purpose. As weird as it sounds, that’s how I feel.” “You can point fingers at me as much as you can, but if things don’t work it’s not one person’s fault,” he added. New York Daily News

December 25, 2013 Updates

Beno Udrih isn't happy about people criticizing his play. He doesn't want to "point fingers" at a specific culprit, but it's pretty clear that he's talking about Mike Woodson. "I kind of feel like when I do the right thing, it's not the right thing in some people's eyes. It's just tough. It's easy to point fingers when the team loses. But it comes down to, we are a team, we lose together. No matter who makes a mistake or who doesn't, it's still a team loss," Udrih said. "So I think all of this stuff should be kept out of the media and not call certain people out or something. We've just got to go out there and fix it and watch video and fix it as a team." ESPN.com

"I got pointed out a couple of times that I think it was unfortunately a team loss at the end," Udrih said. Woodson said after Wednesday's loss that Udrih "struggled a little bit" against Oklahoma City. The 31-year-old shot 1-for-6 from the floor with six assists and two turnovers. He badly missed three shots (one hit the side of the backboard) and had one blocked. ESPN.com

Udrih wasn't complaining about playing time on Wednesday, though. It was more about criticism of his play. "I've always been pretty good with not turning over the ball and this year it's totally different. I don't know what happened that summer. I don't think I forgot [how] to play basketball. So there's a lot of factors," he said. "You can point fingers at me as much as you can but if things don't work it's not one person's fault ... It's a team sport." ESPN.com

November 19, 2013 Updates
November 15, 2013 Updates

But Knicks guard Beno Udrih says that even with all of the ongoing distractions the way the team has been playing to start the season is totally unacceptable. “We have to first worry about us,” Udrih told HOOPSWORLD. “The way we’re playing defense is not acceptable. We’re giving up way too many easy baskets and layups and then our offense is not there either. We just have to keep grinding, keep working and keep practicing to turn things around. We all know it’s still early in the year but it’s totally unacceptable the way we’ve been playing.” HoopsWorld

“We have to first worry about us,” Udrih told HOOPSWORLD. “The way we’re playing defense is not acceptable. We’re giving up way too many easy baskets and layups and then our offense is not there either. We just have to keep grinding, keep working and keep practicing to turn things around. We all know it’s still early in the year but it’s totally unacceptable the way we’ve been playing.” HoopsWorld

September 9, 2013 Updates

Training camp is still a few weeks away, but some Knicks have shown up early at the team's practice facility in Greenburgh to work out together. Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, C.J. Leslie, Amar'e Stoudemire and Beno Udrih, among others, were at the the facility this past week, according to two people with knowledge of the workouts. It is common for players to get together on their own to work out. Some Brooklyn Nets worked out together in Los Angeles recently. Last season, the Knicks worked out together at the team's practice facility before training camp. Attendance at this year's workouts should pick up a bit next week. ESPN.com

August 28, 2013 Updates

In news that's good for the Knicks, but not so good for Slovenia, point guard Beno Udrih has opted not to play in the EuroBasket tournament next month, the Slovenian team announced on Monday. ESPN.com

August 14, 2013 Updates

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