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Beno Udrih will sign a one-year deal with the Knicks, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.

He will sign for $1.27 million, according to ESPN New York.

Udrih played in 66 games last season, averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 assists in 22.1 minutes per game.

I know slim-to-none about Bobby Brown, so I can't comment on who would have been a better fit, but with guys like Chris Duhon being considered, I'm pretty happy with Beno.  Obviously his best days are behind him, but in his nine spot starts last year he put up a gaudy 14.3 and 8.1 assists. Not expecting those numbers on a regular basis, nor am I suggesting he start, but it's always nice to know that a guy can perform in a pinch.  He should fit in nicely as a pass-first point guard for the second unit much the way Prig did last year before sliding up into the starting lineup.

According to ESPNNY's Ian Begley, Memphis was a strong suitor and Philadelphia was also interested. Udrih's friend said a chance to win was the deciding factor to come to the Knicks. It's great to see that Udrih is already buying into the philosophy that we saw with the Knicks last season, which is to give up minutes for a greater chance to win. Now the Knicks focus shifts to filling the last spot on their roster with a big.

Even though this is a guy who won't see many extended runs, it's great to see a player like Udrih choosing the Knicks because he wants to win. We all know this team has its limitations but a winning attitude is a good first step.

Tags: Knicks , Andrew Vazzano
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