Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 12:00 pm  |  25 responses

Beno Udrih Says the New York Knicks Can Reach the NBA Finals

There’s a baffling amount of optimism and bravado coming out of the New York Knicks’ mouths this offseason. New point guard Beno Udrih believes the Knickerbockers can represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals next June. Per the NY Post: “Udrih, the Knicks 31-year-old backup point guard who signed as a free agent last month, won two titles with the Spurs. Now he wants his new teammates thinking title from Day 1 of training camp, which begins Sept. 30. ‘I believe our team can go as far as going to the Finals,’ Udrih said at Ashe Stadium in his first remarks since signing. ‘We have to think like that from the first practice. We can be very good. It all depends how seriously we’re going to take it. We all believe we can go really far. And our goal from the beginning has to be win it all because we know we’re going to be in the playoffs. Our mentality from the first practice has to be: we want to win a championship.’ The Slovenian point guard got paid $7 million last season, but he had to ply his trade in Milwaukee and Orlando. Nevertheless, it was a surprise the Knicks got him for the $1.4 million veteran’s minimum. ‘I just want to be on a winning team,’ Udrih said. ‘The last couple of years I was with teams rebuilding. I was trying to bring them a winning mentality and it didn’t happen. Now I’m actually on a team where I can play basketball and help a team win instead of teaching young guys how to win.’”

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  • LP @ThisisEther

    He’s right….All NBA teams are eligible to reach the Finals.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    “Now I’m actually on a team where I can play basketball and help a team win instead of teaching young guys how to win.’”….What young guys did he teach to win? You’re a backup point guard dude, you’re getting taught. To me it sounds like the Knicks are just going to be a bunch of talk this season.

  • http://h2hoops.wordpress.com/ Habeeba Husain

    I like this positivity from the Knicks. They’re not entering the season thinking the title is gonna be handed to them, but they seem ready to put forth their best effort.

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange can date Lola Falana (in his own mind)

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    One of the most underrated pickups this summer.

  • spit hot fiyah

    just drug test the whole team

  • Dfrance

    Wanna do a double with me and Zoe Saldana?

  • shockexchange

    LOL … only after the Knicks win the Chip – the equivalent of waiting for Godot.

  • sdkjsjdkajkdlajd

    This guy is going to be very effective if he gets minutes. He and Pablo are sound PGs. Felton is a little too “showy” and turnover prone. We’ll see what happens. Glad he’s on our team, though.

  • bike

    Talk is cheap – except when Congress does it.

  • Dfrance

    Aight, I’ll pencil us in for Neveruary 32nd. lol

  • i_ball

    First JR Smith and now Beno Udrih, they should have signed Brandon Jennings just to talk to the media

  • Oakley34BLAM

    So true…he is an absolute steal at that price, and a great complement for the Knicks’ backcourt pieces. I absolutely think this team is better than last year’s.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’ve got that date free too. If zhang ziyi is returning my imaginary plea to know of my existance I know a great little cafe we can head too.

  • The Fury

    Can me and Jamie Cheung come along? :D

  • Pedestrian Nightmare

    just… shut up. he’s always all talk and when it’s time to show up, he’s mighty quiet. this coming from a slovene – our national team will be battling for medals (just beat Spain!) in our home Eurobasket championships, and this guy again couldn’t be bothered to join the team

  • bronx workman

    Turnover prone ? Do you watch knicks games. The guy barely had turnovers last year dude please facts only.

  • bronx workman

    Def. Better baby can’t wait for the playoffs just give us that 2nd seed (maybe even first seed) and skip the season.

  • Interdico Scriptor


  • Interdico Scriptor

    How do women take the whole third person thing?

    ‘And now Shockexchange is going to kiss you’…

  • Interdico Scriptor

    drug test rappers

  • Interdico Scriptor

    I think you will find a poodle in the aqueduct my friend

  • Interdico Scriptor

    No… the coke is cheap these days… ask LO

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Our election BS finishes tomorrow… thank flock

  • King David