If Knicks can't move Kanter, buyout talks to tip off

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and forward Pau Gasol

Despite their poor performances on the court, the American business magazine's annual list once again ranks the New York Knicks as North America's most valuable basketball franchise at US$4 billion, up 11 per cent on 2018.

Per ESPN's Ian Begley, the Boston Celtics will be among the teams with interest when Kanter becomes a free agent. He turns 27 in May. This season he is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds a game.

It has been a long season for Enes Kanter, but it appears that opportunity may be knocking at his door in the very near future.

If the Knicks don't find a trade partner for Kanter by the trade deadline Thursday, Kanter could reach a buyout agreement with NY. Matthews, who has an expiring contract, plans to sign with the Indiana Pacers.

NBA trade deadline day is an wonderful day for basketball fans.




The Knicks made headlines last week when they traded star Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks along with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee.

Kanter returned to NY this season when he exercised an $18.6 million player option on an expiring contract. They're second in the league this season, averaging 19,941 fans per home game.

A ton of contending teams will certainly come calling - most likely headed by the Houston Rockets. Newly acquired DeAndre Jordan has started ahead of Kanter, and Fizdale said he wanted Jordan to help younger players Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson learn how to defend.

It seems that Jordan and Durant reportedly hold close ties, potentially giving NY a bit of an edge to other teams in pursuit. The Orlando Magic expressed interest in Frank Ntilikina but were told that NY was not trading the second-year guard, sources told ESPN.

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