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Report: Memphis Grizzlies claim Beno Udrih off waivers

Feb 26, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

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The New York Knicks agreed to buyout and waive point guard Beno Udrih after they couldn’t trade him at the deadline. Because why would you need extra depth with the rock solid Raymond Felton as your starting point guard?

The Memphis Grizzlies have claimed Udrih off waivers, reports Marc Stein at ESPN.

Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Grizzlies put in a successful waiver claim to acquire Udrih, who was released Monday by the New York Knicks.

The Grizzlies, sources said, turned their attention to acquiring Udrih for their backcourt after attempts to strike a deal with Jimmer Fredette — who is about to secure his release from the Sacramento via buyout — proved unsuccessful.

Memphis has an All-Star caliber point guard in Mike Conley but things drop off the table after that. Rookie Nick Calathes has played some at the point and done okay but that position is not his wheelhouse. Udrih brings a solid veteran point guard to the team.

Metta World Peace and Fredette are now both free agents who can sign anywhere.

  1. myeviltwinstwin - Feb 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    I think Fredette’s hopes are resting on the NBA’s implementation of a 4 point line under review.

  2. myeviltwinstwin - Feb 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    I think Fredette’s chances are resting on the NBA’s possible adoption of a 4 point line

  3. revren10 - Feb 26, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Clippers should sign fredette’s

  4. caeser12 - Feb 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Good for him.

    At least he no longer has to sit at the end of the end of the bench for, “The Most Confused Man In The World,” Mike Woodson.

    *Knicks fan since 1967.

    No apologies necessary.

  5. jpjaustin - Feb 27, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Nick Calathes has been playing really well. All Grizzlies fans hope Beno Udrih does well. Most Grizzlies fans understand basketball very well and we all saw him turn into a really good backup point guard when he got to start 8 games. Now he’s ready to even step in when Conley has an off night.

    Beno will be a major asset if Conley or Calathes have an injury or file trouble but we have our starter and backup.

    Welcome to Memphis Mr. Udrih. You could be a major asset and please be ready to step in for 3 minutes or 30 minutes.

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