The NBA trade deadline is approaching and teams around the league are starting to decide if they’re going to be buyers or if they’re going to be sellers when it arrives. Players are also deciding if they’re going to tough it out where they are or if they’re going to cause a fuss and request a trade.
New York Knicks guard Beno Udrih has chosen the latter, as ESPN New York’s Ian Begley reports that a trade has been requested by Udrih to get him out of New York and away from the Knicks.
New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih has requested a trade, sources told ESPNNewYork.com. League sources say the 31-year-old veteran communicated his wishes to the Knicks in recent days and the team will try to honor the request.
The request for a trade from Udrih shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, as it’s common knowledge around the league that he’s had issues with head coach Mike Woodson. Udrih also hasn’t been all that keen on the minutes he’s seeing at the moment either. To their credit though, Begley reports that the Knicks will try to trade Udrih, but it’s very likely that they use this as an opportunity to try and pin J.R. Smith to him and kill two birds with one trade.
New York has been trying to dump Smith and he’s been the most likely candidate to be traded before the deadline. Either way though, Smith trade or not, it appears Udrih is on his way out in New York.