Enes Kanter to get his wish?
There have been some rumblings that teams are interested in trading for New York Knicks’ center Enes Kanter, who has lost his starting job to both Mitchell Robinson and Luke Kornet this season.
Kanter has remained as professional as he can, but he’s obviously not happy with the Knicks choosing to go with their younger players over him.
The good news for Kanter is that the Sacramento Kings and the Knicks are discussing a deal that would send him west in exchange for center Zach Randolph, who hasn’t played this season, but is also on an expiring contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The 37 year-old Randolph has a short stint with the Knicks from 2007-2008 and was the 19th overall pick of the Portland Trailblazers back in 2001.
I’m not sure how much Randolph will even play when he’s able to get back on the court, if he does end up with the Knicks.
It would be nice if New York could also unload guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and/or Courtney Lee. Getting rid of Kanter so he can play more is nice, but getting rid of him for Randolph straight up won’t really help them at all.
There is always a chance that the Knicks and King could include a third team that is interested in Hardaway and/or Lee. That would be a huge win for the Knicks before the trade deadline passes.
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