Jan 5, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon (8) guards New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih (18) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Knicks defeated the Mavericks 92-80. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Beno Udrih high on Washington Wizards' list


The Wizards have let it be know they are after a point guard.

Earlier in the day, Zach Lowe of Grantland suggested that the Wizards could chase Denver Nuggets’ point guard Andre Miller and ESPN’s Marc Stein thought New York Knicks’ point guard Beno Udrih could be an option.

Stein expounded upon his report Tuesday evening.

Washington’s determination to acquire a new backup point guard to replace the ineffectual Eric Maynor before the Feb. 20 trade buzzer is widely considered one of the certainties of this trade season. And the Wiz, I’m told, have Knicks guard Beno Udrih high on their list, since Udrih’s modest expiring contract — even with a 15-percent trade kicker — is relatively easy for Washington to digest in a season where it has an eye firmly on the luxury-tax threshold.

The Wizards are obviously not happy with Eric Maynor and are desperately seeking an upgrade.

Maynor is averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 assists in just 9.3 minutes per game and has only appeared in 23 games.

Udrih is putting up 5.6 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game.

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