Beno Udrih reportedly demanded a trade from the New York Knicks a few weeks ago, but because he’s Udrih, no one really cared. Certainly, not the Knicks.
So, after the Knicks failed to trade him before the NBA trade deadline, it was time for Udrih and New York to finally part ways. Not because Udrih requested a trade, but because the Knicks thought it was time (Right????).
Oh, yea, and Metta World Peace is going to join him as well.
The Knicks are working on buying out the contracts of Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.
World Peace announced on Twitter that his agent and the Knicks were in discussions on a buyout. League sources confirmed that Udrih’s agent, who also represents World Peace, was negotiating a buyout for both players with the Knicks.
World Peace, a Queensbridge native and former St. John’s star, was signed to a two-year deal last summer. The second-year is a player option for roughly $1.6 million. Udrih signed a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.
Udrih played in 31 games, starting 12, and averaged 5.6 and 3.5 assists. World Peace averaged 4.8 points this season in 29 games that he appeared in this season with the Knicks.
There’s a pretty good chance that World Peace could get one more chance this season with a “contender”. The Miami Heat is one team that could be a landing spot for the 34-year-old forward, if Danny Granger and/or Caron Butler don’t get bought out.
Plus, there’s conversation that the Heat could add more than one bought out player. World Peace will definitely be in that conversation.