HoopsHype Beno Udrih rumors

February 13, 2014 Updates
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

January 21, 2014 Updates

This time it was Chris Smith — younger brother of repeat Twitter offender J.R. Smith and currently a reserve guard for the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League after a two-minute stint with the Knicks that cost the team roughly $2.1 million — committing the social-media faux pas. Late Monday night, Chris Smith reposted two tweets that called for him to replace Beno Udrih, who has asked the Knicks for a trade, according to ESPN. New York Post

January 20, 2014 Updates

League sources say the 31-year-old veteran communicated his wishes to the Knicks in recent days and the team will try to honor the request. Udrih signed with the Knicks over the summer for the veteran's minimum at $1.27 million. At the time, Udrih hoped to be a part of the Knicks' three point guard rotation along with Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni. ESPN.com

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