Dec 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih (18) dribbles during their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Knicks 115-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Grizzlies claim Beno Udrih off waivers



It didn’t take former New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih to find himself a better situation.

Dec 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih (18) drives to the basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Knicks 115-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The veteran point guard was reportedly claimed off waivers by the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Memphis put a successful waiver claim in on Udrih, who was released Monday, along with Metta World Peace, by the Knicks. If Udrih would have cleared waivers he would have been free to sign with any team.

Stein also notes that Memphis turned their attention to acquiring Udrih for their backcourt after attempts to strike a deal with Jimmer Fredette proved to be unsuccessful.

Memphis is a good situation for Udrih as the Grizzlies are only currently a half game behind the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

He’s a veteran that can give Memphis some quality minutes off the bench and it goes without saying that Grizzlies’ head coach David Joerger will use Udrih better than Mike Woodson did. Joerger also won’t throw Udrih under the bus like Woodson and blame him for passing the ball to open shooters.

Hopefully Udrih will see some time behind Mike Conley and Nick Calathes.

As for MWP, he cleared waivers on Wednesday and is free to sign with any team.

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