NBA Rumors: Memphis Grizzlies claim Beno Udrih

Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Grizzlies put in a successful waiver claim to acquire Udrih, who was released Monday by the New York Knicks. The Grizzlies, sources said, turned their attention to acquiring Udrih for their backcourt after attempts to strike a deal with Jimmer Fredette -- who is about to secure his release from the Sacramento Kings via buyout -- proved unsuccessful.

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

The New York Knicks waived forward Metta World Peace and point guard Beno Udrih after both veterans fought through injuries and fell out of favor in the rotation.

They were quickly replaced by forward Earl Clark, who was cut by the Philadelphia 76ers after being dealt by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and guard Shannon Brown.

World Peace and Udrih were expected to have many suitors, including several contenders.

World Peace has not found a home, but according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Udrih has indeed found a home.

Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Grizzlies put in a successful waiver claim to acquire Udrih, who was released Monday by the New York Knicks.

The Grizzlies, sources said, turned their attention to acquiring Udrih for their backcourt after attempts to strike a deal with Jimmer Fredette — who is about to secure his release from the Sacramento Kings via buyout — proved unsuccessful.

Udrih averaged 5.6 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game in 31 games for the Knicks this season.

Topics: Beno Udrih, Memphis Grizzlies, Metta World Peace, NBA Rumors, New York Knicks

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