Posted August 08, 2013

Knicks trying to convince Magic free agent Beno Udrih to take minimum contract

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The Knicks are trying to lure Magic free agent guard Beno Udrih with a minimum contract. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

The Knicks are trying to lure Magic free agent guard Beno Udrih with a minimum contract. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

The Knicks are reportedly “trying hard” to bring Orlando Magic free agent point guard Beno Udrih to New York on a minimum contract for next season, according to a tweet Wednesday from Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Knicks can’t offer much to Udrih, who made approximately $7.3 million last season with the Magic, but the move would take pressure off a relatively thin backcourt in New York that’s comprised of Raymond Felton and the 36-year-old sophomore guard Pablo Prigioni at point guard.¬†Earlier this offseason, the Knicks retained swingman J.R. Smith on a two-year deal that could be worth approximately $18 million if he takes the player option for the third season.

The Slovenian guard, who turned 31 this month, averaged 10.2 points and 6.1 assists in 27 games for the 20-62 Magic last season after getting traded mid-season from the Bucks in the deal that sent guard J.J. Redick to Milwaukee.

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3 comments
SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Knicks are going nowhere, who would take a discount to play for them?

amccann19
amccann19

I like it...another Euro guard who understands floor spacing, passing, ball movement...small ball is the rage...JR or Hardaway at the 3-spot and rotate Pablo, Iman, Raymond, and Beno...

knicksdefense
knicksdefense

Correction on JR's contract: it was a two year deal with a team option on the third, not a four year deal as was originally reported, that's well known by now.