Knicks reportedly working on buyout for Enes Kanter


The Knicks have talked to teams about potential Kanter trades for the past several weeks, but his contract has proved hard to move. He turns 27 in May. This season, he has averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds in 26 minutes per game.

Fizdale has prioritized playing and developing younger Knicks in recent weeks, which meant that second-year center Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson would play ahead of Kanter.

The Knicks were unable to trade the veteran center's $18.6 million contract, but they will still work to end this tumultuous past four months and agreed to release him, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

He has logged six DNP-CD in the Knicks' last eight games. He has been vocal recently about frustrations with the Knicks organization and the lack of playing time he has been receiving.

NBA trade deadline day is an incredible day for basketball fans. The Knicks are the most valuable at $4.0 billion, followed by the Lakers ($3.7 billion) and Warriors ($3.5 billion).

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ESPN reported the Boston Celtics, who found Greg Monroe as a midseason pickup a year ago, could be a prime landing spot for Kanter given their depth issues at center caused by injuries. Matthews, who has an expiring contract, plans to sign with the Indiana Pacers.

Matthews was acquired last week from Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade and played in two games.

That period of time has come and gone, and it's safe to say there were a number of deals that got NBA Twitter fired up.

The Knicks also made a decision to keep Jordan, despite suggestions that the veteran would be bought out.

Opposing teams expect the Knicks to be aggressive in pursuing the top free agents in the coming offseason, a group that includes Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.