Apr 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Orlando Magic point guard Beno Udrih (19) drives the ball during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks one of five teams interested in Beno Udrih


While we’ve known about the New York Knicks interest in free agent point guard Beno Udrih, today we’ve learned that five teams (including the Knicks) have interest in the Slovenian-born guard.

Udrih’s agent, Marc Cornstein, told Marc Berman today of the interest and also suggested that if Udrih does sign with the Knicks, it wont be because of money:

“If he signs with the Knicks the reasons will not be because of the money,’’ Cornstein told me. “It would be a disservice to say they’re long shots or favorites. He’s examining the situations.’’ Knicks have been outbid for point guards all summer. Udrih made $7M last season and hear he’s all about the money. Don’t bank on this signing.

The Knicks only have the veterans minimum left to offer Udrih, which is about $1.4 million dollars. Because of that, Berman personally doesn’t believe the Knicks have much shot at the point guard.

Udrih experienced the best seasons of his career as a starter in Sacramento, but struggled after he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. After the Bucks then traded the point guard to the Orlando Magic during this seasons past trade deadline, Udrih seemed to return to form and would be a coup for the Knicks, assuming they are able to bring him in on such a low salary.

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