Apr 5, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) dribbles in front of New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez (21) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA free agency: Knicks interested in Mo Williams, Beno Udrih

The New York Knicks have been looking for backup point guard help on the NBA free agency market for quite some time now, but have had little success because the team is so strapped for cash.

It’s now down to just a few names that actually fall into the Knicks price range. Beno Udrih is one option for the Knicks, but don’t sleep on the team landing Mo Williams either. Williams has been linked to the Miami Heat, but  Marc Berman of the New York Post says the Knicks have  an interest as well:

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.

The Knicks, who are only able to offer minimum contracts, also are interested in Mo Williams but it is more likely he signs with Miami if it comes down to a minimum deal.

Berman says Williams will go to Miami if only getting a minimum deal. If that is the case, it should tell you how veteran players feel about the Knicks and their chances to win a championship.

The Knicks appear to be in a good situation, but landing one of the two aforementioned players here is pretty important so the team has someone to soak up minutes off the bench. Quality depth wins championships, not the biggest payroll.


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  • cbcassin

    “Williams has been linked to the Miami Heat”

    But not the Grizzlies, even though he just spent the last THREE days in Memphis meeting with several Griz FO officials, including CEO Jason Lavein.

    From Twitter:

    ” 901Grizz @901Grizz

    We’re told Mo Williams is still in Memphis. This is the third consecutive day Williams has been in town meeting with team officials.”

    From RantSports:

    “The two sides do seem to have mutual interest, with multiple sources stating the Grizzlies are the front-runners for Williams, some even going as far as calling it a “done deal”

    Both of those quotes are from August 1st, 2013.

    TRULY excellent journalism. You my friend, are a HACK.

    Damn, research DOES suck, doesn’t it?

  • Lasonia Barrett

    Calm down sweetie im sure if the HEAT really wanted Mo Williams they would aggressive pursue and get him. Its just that they are after Greg Oden, but don’t be so sure he signs with Memphis if he gets vet min