Mavs are one team that declined chance to get Enes Kanter
For about a month now there have been reports of the New York Knicks working on a trade that will send Enes Kanter out of the Big Apple with his minutes dwindling.
The Knicks and Chicago Bulls talked about different trade scenarios that would bring Jabari Parker to the Knicks, but they were unable to find a team that will take Kanter.
Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News says that the Dallas Mavericks turned down a chance at taking Kanter while talking about trades with the Knicks, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers (per Shams Charania via Knicks Film School) that would help them unload Dennis Smith Jr,.
The Mavs certainly don’t need Kanter with De DeAndre Jordan as their starting center and likely don’t feel like paying out the remainder of his contract this season for him to be a back-up.
Right now the only team we know of that actually wants Kanter is the Sacramento Kings, but things have gone no where between them and the Knicks with New York looking fo assets in return, not just Zach Randolph.
Kanter essentially asked for a trade on Wednesday night after he didn’t play a single minute against the Houston Rockets despite the fact that he was told that he would get the start with Luke Kornet out.
If the Knicks are unable to trade Kanter, I would expect them to buy him out because they clarly don’t have a use for him any longer.
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