Feb 26, 2014, 7:04 PM EST
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.
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