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 Rumors: Knicks interested in PG Beno Udrih

It seems like a daily search for the New York Knicks to add a third point guard to their roster for the 2013-14 team.

The latest stop in that search has appeared to have landed on nine-year veteran Beno Udrih.

Apr 10, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic point guard Beno Udrih (19) passes the ball during the fourth quarter at Amway Center. Orlando defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 113-103 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how Udrih should be a guy the Knicks should consider as he would be a valuable asset coming off the Knicks bench.

The Knicks currently have two problems.

The first being the fact that they only have Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni at the point guard position and there has to be serious questions on whether the Knicks can seriously win with Felton running the offense.

However the second problem is the same one that always seems to bite the Knicks and that is the fact that they can only offer any free agent the veteran minimum contract.

But according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Knicks are pursuing point guard Udrih and are “trying hard” to convince him to accept the minimum.

It’s no secret that the Knicks are in the market for a third point guard and have been linked to just about everyone available, including the last couple of weeks the likes of: Sebastian Telfair, Delonte West, Bobby Brown and plenty other guards who have since been signed by other teams.

Udrih though still remains the best option available.

After a stint as the starter in Sacramento, the nine-year NBA veteran has been a productive backup over the last two seasons for the Bucks and Magic, averaging 8.2 PPG, 4.6 APG, and a 14.2 PER in 66 total games for the two teams last season.

The Knicks need a guy who that can capably run an offense, distribute the ball and not turn it over. They also need a guy who can be relied on to score the ball when he has to.

Given all of the options on the table, that guy is Udrih.

He’s a quality team first guard who will help the Knicks second unit a great deal.

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