As the search for a third point guard continues for the New York Knicks, a new, yet familiar name now appears to be on the team’s radar.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Knicks are among two Atlantic Division teams that have shown interest in veteran point guard Chris Duhon, with the Philadelphia 76ers being the other.
The Knicks and 76ers are showing interest in free agent guard Chris Duhon, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 7, 2013
Duhon was released earlier in the offseason by the Lakers before his salary for 2013-14 became fully guaranteed.
The Knicks are keeping their eyes on all options as they look for a third point guard to play behind Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni.
Last week it was reported that the Knicks were negotiating with Jannero Pargo, but apparently the Knicks are keeping their options open
Beno Udrih still appears to be at the top of their wish list, while Euroleague sensation Bobby Brown also still appears to be a realistic option.
Duhon, 30, spent a bit of time with the Knicks before. He wore the blue and orange from 2008-10, but has seen his numbers decline in recent years with the Magic and Lakers. The nine-year veteran has recorded 3.1 points, 2.5 assists, and a PER of just 7.5 in 160 games for those two teams over the last three seasons.
Bringing in a veteran guard makes a lot of sense, but the Knicks could likely do better than the former Duke product.
Given the fact that the Knicks can only offer Duhon the veterans minimum and the Sixers are way under the salary cap, Philly could be a more attractive option to the veteran.
Given the fact that there are still other options on the table, I would think that it is highly unlikely that the Knicks seriously pursue Duhon despite their reported interest.
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