Udrih not content with lack of playing time.
New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih has requested a trade ahead of the deadline, according to sources of ESPNNewYork.com.
The 31-year-old veteran is believed to have communicated his wishes to the team, and the team in turn will try to honour the request by looking at what deals are available.
Udrih signed for the Knicks this past summer for the veteran’s minimum at $1.27m, and at the time he insisted that he would hope to be a consistent part of the rotation along with Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni.
However, while he did enjoy extended playing time as both Felton and Prigioni were sidelined with injuries, he hasn’t been playing consistently enough to keep him happy in the Big Apple.
With Felton and Prigioni back to full health on Monday, Udrih played just four minutes in the Knicks’ loss to the Brooklyn Nets, and on the season is averaging just 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.
However, aside from his issues with production, he also courted controversy earlier this season as he responded to criticism from both his coach and the media who questioned his defensive work and general play.
“I got pointed out a couple of times that I think it was unfortunately a team loss at the end,” Udrih said, as reported by ESPN.
It is unclear as to what the Knicks will do next as they continue to struggle this season, with Felton and Prigioni failing to provide them with the required spark at the point.