Beno Udrih requests trade from struggling Knicks

Beno Udrih has requested a trade from the Knicks (Begley).

According to league sources, the veteran communicated his wishes to the Knicks in recent days and the team will try to honor the request. This year, Udrih is averaging 19.9 minutes per game, scoring 5.9 points and recording 3.7 assists.

Harris Decker

Beno UdrihThis is an interesting story for a number of reasons. First, it seems as if Udrih isn’t the type of player that would do something like this. He’s in his ninth season and the Knicks are his seventh team. He won two NBA Championships in San Antonio, backing up Tony Parker, and is a respected veteran presence.

So why, with the Knicks season spinning out of control, would he request a trade? Well, why not?

The most obvious reason is that the team is point guard heavy. Raymond Felton has been bad, but is the solidified starter. Pablo Prigioni returned against the Nets yesterday and Toure’ Murry has played really well of late. That leaves Udrih as the odd man out. He’s averaging just 5.9 points per game, his lowest since 2006-07. The same goes for his assist numbers, which are at career worsts.

Coming off of a great season in Orlando, Udrih has been disappointing, but maybe his numbers only tell half the story. Could Udrih be looking to get out of New York because of bad blood? It’s been well documented that working for James Dolan isn’t a fun experience and maybe the same is becoming true of the Mike Woodson’s Knicks regime. The losses keep mounting — in more and more embarrassing ways — and the story broke after the Knicks hit rock bottom, losing to the Nets by 23.

Udrih hasn’t been good but who has on the Knicks? This month could be full of changes at the Garden and Udrih might become the first pin to drop.




210 comments
finnmaccul
finnmaccul

Geez,    give Lee some credit.  He knows he's not playing well so he decides to take on Wilson (necessary).  Who would some of you have want to do it? Martin, good but we actually need him on ice more than Lee right now.  And, Lee may have lost the fight on points, but he didn't get his butt kicked.


@pilon.  KO = "big mouthed overrated punk does nothing after popping off."  Tough talk against the team you support?  Maybe you should have laced 'em up and went out there against Wilson?


@Stephen Tosti.  Got any suggestions for guys to replace all the players you want benched?  Mouillierat? Boulton? Gallant? Zolnierczyk? Halmo?  Maybe the Stars will lend us Tyler Seguin since he's not playing right now.


orange
orange

Come on everybody stop with this stupidity game over lets move onto the next game and cheer for our boys lets be loud at the rink at the bars and home positive thought's we can't give up now

Stephen Tosti
Stephen Tosti

Frans Nielsen, Anders Lee and Calvin DeHaan should be benched. How Keenedy continues to get a shift is mind blowing.

If we lose let's lose with our best lineup. Nothing we can do about Hamonic and Viz but when you play inferior and non-productive players the coach, gm n specific players have to be accountable.

I like Nielsen but he has been awful now in 2 playoff series.

pilon
pilon

Pathetic. Soft. Passive. Even Butch was wondering why we showed no grit. Why is Anders fighting ? It's not a message : he lost a fight , and did nothing to dissuade future runs at small teammates . This passive, all speed crap is horrendous to watch . I'm glad Washington pounded us. Where is the power forward KO ? That big mouthed overrated punk does nothing after popping off. Disgusting. Martin should have killed someone

luwi67
luwi67

Isles just too soft. Inexperienced coach doesn't help either.

Stephen Tosti
Stephen Tosti

Coaching including Snow is the problem. We are getting out coached plain and simple

luwi67
luwi67

I think Mike Babcock is available for next season

Jay Tee
Jay Tee

The Capitals are just better than us... They're just f^&cking better. And you know what, im done. I am done rooting for this team. But ill be back one day when our youth gets older and we're actually worth watching. 

russ1975
russ1975

Who the f****** cares if your done or not. Real fans always support their team.

lolz
lolz

@willymayshays @Jay Tee this is why the isles fans get no respect. If she is criticizing the isles it doesn't mean she supports the rags. No class at all

kachook
kachook

This ^^^ is a typical Isles fan. Thank you sir/mam.

wally1616
wally1616

@Jay Tee you're not a fan. You are a quitter. It's better if you do leave. Bye Bye 

truth77
truth77

hey are the Knicks winning or losing.Reminds of the kinks song low budget

willymayshays
willymayshays

Lee just caused the penalty too, PLAY some F'N DEFENSE... or just stand there....

Jay Tee
Jay Tee

Yeah this series is over. I sort of knew it would be, the Capitals deserve it more, they've been the better team throughout

willymayshays
willymayshays

@Jay Tee


Islanders have outplayed the Caps every period with the exception of maybe 3 or 4... including this last one

jimmyc13
jimmyc13

Game Six Scratch, Tyler Kennedy. Total waste of a roster spot.

ocanada
ocanada

Good for Lee, needs to work on his fighting skills though.  Reinhart looks terrible so far. 

Tony Leary
Tony Leary

If they don't take immediatate action we should boycott.This is crazy !!!!!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@purehussle 

I'm sure that at the vet minimum, someone will trade for him. Beno is hitting 41% of his threes and is a solid 3rd PG. 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@purehussle 

Why would we do that? Neal is another shooting guard to go along with JR, Shump, THJR, and Murry. If Felton or Pablo go down, we can't play Neal.

sportsboy
sportsboy

@purehussle I think a 10 year vet has earned the right to ask for a trade if he wants too off this bummy lossing team! why you mad for???? Beno is doing better then felton! and hes our start starter! You talking trash up the wrong tree! 

ds2488
ds2488

Good for Beno.  Guy was basically lied to when he signed here by our incompetent "coach", who logic would dictate would stick with a 2 pg lineup that worked so well last year.  But of course logic and Woody don't go together.


Then Beno is forced into a starting role and does a bad job (but still a whole heck of a lot better than Fatty Ray) and all the "coach" can do is continue to criticize him and throw him under the bus whenever he gets a chance.  Lol, our freaking "coach" and the Dolanized media even started blaming Beno for Jr's mistake in that Houston game even though everyone knows that's a total crock.  


I don't blame Beno.  Guy is a class act stuck in this Guitar Jimmy Circus ran by Ringmaster Woody and circus clown JR Smith.  

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@ds2488 

Too funny when a PG is criticized for passing the ball to the NBA's reigning 6th Man of the Year.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@RespectDaColor  Riley has done that for years, even when he coached the Knicks. Come to training camp over-weight, you don't get on the court until you make weight. Put on weight during the season, you sit until it comes off.


Common knowledge to anybody who has followed Riley's career. You don't have to be obnoxious to a poster here because you're too young, too new to basketball, or too unknowledgeable or are you just spouting off..


You want a link? Google it.

Chris
Chris

@RespectDaColor @Chris Biggie, where you ben hiding? Wade has deteriorating knees, has nothing to do with conditioning. Pat has had those rules since he coached LA, know Mitch, it has been on all kinds of broadcasts. Did it with Knicks. How long you been a fan son?

rico
rico

6th man of last year

Chris
Chris

@Kiyan Carter You are trading our 3 bigs, you plan on Tyler and Cole playing 5, with KMart and ???? at 4 Wallace???

Chris
Chris

@Kiyan Carter That would be a good team. My problem with any team right now is DAW as  coach

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The .500 Report.

Halfway through the season and it will take a 26-15 .634 run to get to even.

With the 27th best defense in the NBA, it's not looking promising.


SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Knicks_Fanatic The roster can't be this bad, can it KF? I mean, I'm not saying we're a 50 win team but we're better than 15 wins, no? At the same time, we have a lot of inconsistent players that we "expect" to play consistently. The only consistent player is Melo. Used to by Tyson as well but he's been slacking (partly due to his bronchitis). 

rgm891
rgm891

@SheSaidSpikeWho @Knicks_Fanatic The Knicks are making it so easy for opposing offensives to score point on switching.  All the time is Bargnani on the PG. Constant open three pointers.  What a quick confidence booster for these teams when they play us because they're constantly shooting three's, having dribble penetration.  All woodson is doing is blaming his players.  The wrong one's to be honest.  He needs to switch his stubborn ways because he's so predictable. In that respect I don't think we're better than a 15 point team because he's playing felton 31 minutes over a player such as murry who will at least play defense.   

lola69
lola69

Where Melo goes, I go and so will a lot of other ladies!