Report: Spurs could have interest in Udrih

If you recall back in early August, the San Antonio Spurs were one team reported to have interest in former Spurs point guard Beno Udrih, before he decided to sign with the New York Knicks as a free agent.

Fast-forward to today, with the Knicks not meeting expectations, and Udrih being glued to the bench, Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting the Spurs may still have interest in trading for Udrih, as the NBA Trade deadline is now six days away.

Former Knicks general manager Scott Layden, now in the front office of San Antonio, was at Wednesday’s game scouting the Knicks.

Though it's not clear exactly who Layden was there scouting, Berman think's Udrih is the player San Antonio might be looking at. Per BasketballInsiders.com, Udrih signed a one-year deal this season for just $884,293. 

With the rash of injuries the Spurs have undergone lately, a backup point guard who knows the system could be what San Antonio might be looking for in the meantime, as they continue to get their key players back to full health. However, assuming the entire squad were to get healthy by March, there would be a log jam at point guard, as the Spurs already have All-Star Tony Parker, Patty Mills (who's secured his backup role on the bench), Cory Joseph, and Nando De Colo. Plus, when Manu Ginobili returns, he usually plays possessions where he brings the ball up the floor and initiates the offense.

What do you think Spurs fans? Should San Antonio try to trade for Udrih?

Paul Garcia

About Paul Garcia

Paul is a San Antonio Spurs credentialed media member for Project Spurs. He covered the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, TX and the 2013 NBA Finals.

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