Mar 18, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) and New Orleans Hornets power forward Lou Amundson (17) battle for possession of the ball during the second quarter at the New Orleans Arena Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks showing interest in Lou Amundson

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The New York Knicks have had a very nice week, evident by inking both big man Jeremy Tyler and point guard Beno Udrih to deals. However the Knicks aren’t done just yet.

With one more contract left to hand out, the Knicks are looking to round out their roster, most likely with another big man.

Apr 5, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Lou Amundson (17) warms up prior to a game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

With that being said, all indications point to the Knicks having serious interest in unrestricted free agent Lou Amundson.

The Knicks have shown interest in the UNLV product for weeks now and appear to be one of a handful of teams showing serious interest in Amundson, who ESPN’s Jared Zwerling noted is supposed to announce his free agent decision this week.

If signed, Amundson would be just an insurance policy in case the injury prone Knicks frontcourt gets banged up once again next season.

Amundson averaged 1.9 points in 9.5 minutes per contest for three teams last season.  In seven career NBA seasons with eight different franchises, Amundson has career averages of 3.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per contest.

If his name sounds familiar, it is because the Knicks have courted Amundson for some time now.

They had interest in signing him last offseason and also showed interest after the trade deadline when he was released by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but elected to sign Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract instead.

Overall I’m not terribly excited about the potential of adding a guy like Amundson, but at this point the pickings are slim and it is not like he would play a major role.

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