Just informed now: Memphis has claimed Beno Udrih, Metta World Peace has CLEARED waivers and Danny Granger officially placed on waivers
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 26, 2014
After being released from the New York Knicks Monday, Metta World Peace has cleared waivers and is available for a team willing to sign the 15 year veteran. Beno Udrih, also released by the Knicks on Monday, has been claimed by the Memphis Grizzlies. The following is a statement from Knicks Present Steve Mills regarding the release of Udrih and World Peace
“We are disappointed that it did not work out for Beno and Metta here in New York,” Mills said in a statement. “We thank them for their contributions this season and wish them well.”
Both players joined the Knicks over the summer hoping to be pieces of a championship contending team, but any likelihood of that happening has long since passed.
Udrih (31) will reportedly join the Memphis Grizzlies. He scored five points and four assists while averaging 19 minutes per game in 31 total appearances with the Knicks. Udrih is a career 46 percent shooter from the field, and is 35 percent lifetime from on attempts from behind the three-point line. The Grizzlies’ Mike Conley has missed time due to injury, and it’s likely attaining Udrih will give Memphis peace of mind as he will play the role of backup point guard behind Nick Calathes.
As for Danny Granger, the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs have emerged as the frontrunners to land the former Indiana Pacer who was recently had his contract bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers.