Sigh of relief, everyone.
The Knicks had Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, and that was it, point guard-wise. That’s a little bit worrisome for most teams, but a third point guard isn’t that big a deal.
For the Knicks, though, who seemed to operate best last season with two point guards on the floor, the equation was a bit different. Add in that Prigioni will be 36, and a reliable third point guard was a must.
So adding Beno Udrih was a big deal. He’s a good distributor, decent shooter, fine defender, and having him on this team at the vet minimum is a big deal.
This is exciting, as I said on Twitter, less in a “Knicks got a sports car!” kind of way, and more in a “Knicks got fire insurance!” kind of way.
Solid addition. Between Udrih and Jeremy Tyler, they’ve forsaken the approach last season of finding the oldest possible person to fill every role for upside, and mid-career known quantity, respectively. I like it.
Knicks have two open spots left on the roster.