Jan. 30, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West (13) and teammates Shawn Marion (0) and Ian Mahinmi (28) during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Mavericks defeated the Suns 122-99. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA free agency: Knicks no longer pursuing Delonte West

The New York Knicks are in need of a backup point guard and have been flirting with a variety of veterans including  Delonte West, Mo Williams and Beno Udrih.

Udrih seems like a good possibility, but all signs point to Williams choosing to go play for the Miami Heat if it comes down to choosing a minimum deal. Despite this, the Knicks are reportedly no longer pursuing the help of West according to  Marc Berman of the New York Post:

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.

An NBA source said the Knicks no longer have embattled Delonte West on their wish list despite prior inquiries.

After re-signing Pablo Prigioni, the Knicks have been in a summer-long search for a third point guard to replace Jason Kidd, who abruptly retired to coach the Nets.

West may be able to get better than a minimum deal from a contender at this point, so that’s the most likely reason the Knicks are dropping out of the running.

Then again, if New York misses out on Williams the team may have to circle back around, settle for West and convince him the Knicks have what it takes to win a championship in the super competitive east.

Stay tuned.


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