Because of that, the Knicks have began looking into cheaper alternatives, one of which is point guard Bobby Brown.
A former member of the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves, Brown is currently signed with Donguam of the Chinese Basketball Association but can terminate that contract if signed to an NBA team by August 15th.
Brown signed a tentative agreement Wednesday to play for Donguam of the Chinese Basketball Association, but can break the deal before that date, according to a league source. The league source said Brown’s top choice is to play for the Knicks and take less money than his roughly $1 million-plus Chinese pact.
Brown is squarely on the Knicks board but they are first hoping veteran point guard Beno Udrih, who made $7 million last season, will come to New York for the $1.4 million veteran’s minimum. The Knicks have been outbid on players all summer, so it could leave Brown as the Knicks’ likelier signing.
Still, the Knicks would be extremely lucky if they can land Udrih — a 6-foot- 3 point guard from Slovenia who averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 assists in 22.1 minutes per game for Milwaukee and Orlando.
Unfortunately for the Knicks, they’re not the only team showing interest in Brown as both the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies are attempting to sign the pint sized point.