Marc Weinreich
Wednesday July 31st, 2013

The Knicks are trying to lure Magic free agent guard Beno Udrih with a minimum contract. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images) The Knicks are trying to lure Magic free agent guard Beno Udrih with a minimum contract. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

The Knicks are reportedly "trying hard" to bring Orlando Magic free agent point guard Beno Udrih to New York on a minimum contract for next season, according to a tweet Wednesday from Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Knicks can't offer much to Udrih, who made approximately $7.3 million last season with the Magic, but the move would take pressure off a relatively thin backcourt in New York that's comprised of Raymond Felton and the 36-year-old sophomore guard Pablo Prigioni at point guard. Earlier this offseason, the Knicks retained swingman J.R. Smith on a two-year deal that could be worth approximately $18 million if he takes the player option for the third season.

The Slovenian guard, who turned 31 this month, averaged 10.2 points and 6.1 assists in 27 games for the 20-62 Magic last season after getting traded mid-season from the Bucks in the deal that sent guard J.J. Redick to Milwaukee.

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