NBA Trade Rumors: Beno Udrih to San Antonio Spurs

Jan 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson (32) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Beno Udrih (18) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats New York 117- 89. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs were interested in the services of Beno Udrih last summer, but the point guard opted to sign with the New York Knicks instead. After being completely frozen out of the rotation by head coach Mike Woodson, Udrih recently requested a trade. As a result, he is one of the top candidates to be moved before the trade deadline, and it seems that despite the rejection last summer, Udrih could end up with the Spurs after all.

Now that Mike Woodson has banished Udrih and he has asked for a trade, the Spurs might be a candidate for the Slovenian point guard who has two rings from his time in San Antonio.

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

(via New York Post)

We all know just how much Gregg Popovich prioritizes resting his guys, and Tony Parker is a player Pop is always careful about overplaying. San Antonio has the likes of Patty Mills and Cory Joseph behind Parker, who have generally performed at a decent level whenever Parker is out. Even so, Udrih can’t really go anywhere but up in terms of playing time from where he is right now, so he would likely welcome a move to the Western Conference champions.

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