Fantasy Basketball: Previewing the 2013-14 New York Knicks

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Oct 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; New York Knicks guard Beno Udrih (18) moves the ball as Milwaukee Bucks guard Gary Neal (12) defends at Resch Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Beno Udrih and Pablo Prigioni, PG:  Prigioni really came on toward the end of 2013-14, and he carried that momentum into the playoffs.  Even after playing only 14.4 minutes a night through the first four months of the season, he continued to improve his game.  His hard work clearly paid off because he earned 20.5 minutes of court time in March, April and in the playoffs.  With those additional minutes he was able to churn out 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 threes per game, making him the smallest of blips on the fantasy basketball radar, but a blip nonetheless.

Prigioni will be in a similar boat as newcomer Beno Udrih, although Udrih is younger and has the potential to post more well-rounded stats.  The 31-year-old point guard has playoff experience and averaged 12.6 points, 4.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a starter for the Sacramento Kings from 2007 till 2010.  Udrih is a player coach Woodson will be able to count on late in games when a veteran presence is needed to run the show.  He is a career 82.6% free-throw shooter, and being in crunch time situations will allow him to pad those stats.

Neither Prigioni, nor Udrih, are worthy of being selected in a fantasy draft, but both could be valuable commodities on the waiver wire if you need help in the assists category later in the season.

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