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Beno Udrih Demands Trade From New York Knicks

This past off season the New York Knicks signed veteran point guard Beno Udrih for the veterans minimum, Udrih isn’t a player who has made headlines in his NBA career and he sure as hell hasn’t demanded trades but the latest news coming out goes to show just how disastrous things are for the New York Knicks right now. After being criticized heavily by Mike Woodson the 31 year old Udrih is frustrated and wants out, he has demanded a trade and the Knicks have told him they will get it done.

As per ESPN:

League sources say the 31-year-old veteran communicated his wishes to the Knicks in recent days and the team will try to honor the request.

Udrih signed with the Knicks over the summer for the veteran’s minimum at $1.27 million. At the time, Udrih hoped to be a part of the Knicks’ three point guard rotation along with Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni.

Udrih filled in as New York’s point guard while Felton and Prigioni were out with injuries but hasn’t been in the team’s rotation on a consistent basis when both point guards were healthy. With Felton and Prigioni at full health on Monday, Udrih played just four minutes in the Knicks’ loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

On the season, Udrih is averaging 5.9 points and 3.7 assists in 19.9 minutes per game. The nine-year veteran, holds career averages of 9.0 points and 3.6 assists per game.

Udrih caused a minor stir earlier this season when he publicly questioned why he was the subject of criticism.

“I kind of feel like when I do the right thing, it’s not the right thing in some people’s eyes. It’s just tough. It’s easy to point fingers when the team loses. But it comes down to, we are a team, we lose together. No matter who makes a mistake or who doesn’t, it’s still a team loss,” Udrih said on Dec. 25. “So I think all of this stuff should be kept out of the media and not call certain people out or something. We’ve just got to go out there and fix it and watch video and fix it as a team.”

 

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