New York Knicks to Workout Troy Hudson

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IAugust 12, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09:  Troy Hudson #6 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket past  Jordan Farmar #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 9, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks have invited 11-year veteran PG Troy Hudson to workout at their Westchester practice facility on Thursday.

Hudson retired to pursue a rap career, which led him to sell 78 copies of his album in the first week. He last appeared in the NBA during the 2007-08 campaign, playing nine games for the Golden State Warriors.

New York was pursuing PG Ramon Sessions, but talks have broken down, due to the Knicks' hesitance of adding an additional long-term salary. Sessions is a restricted free agent, which means the Knicks have to offer him a contract of at least two years, which would add to the payroll in 2010.

In 517 career games, Hudson has averaged nine points and 3.4 assists for the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Warriors. He averaged a career best 14.2 points, 5.7 assists, 1.2 three-pointers, and 0.8 steals per game in 2002-03.

Hudson has been injured quite often, playing in 75 or more games just four times in his 11 seasons. How much more does the 34-year-old have left in the tank?

Instead, the Knicks should give PG Mike Taylor a workout, who was waived by the Clippers. The 2008 second round pick lit up the Knicks last season, scoring 35 points and recorded eight assists. He followed that game up with 23 points against the San Antonio Spurs.

Taylor is 10 years younger than Hudson and has shown he has playmaking ability when given minutes.