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Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins is among the players on the New York Knicks’ radar, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Cousins, 28, is coming off a one-year stint with the Golden State Warriors, where he averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, but was limited to just 30 regular-season games.
Those averages dipped to 7.6 points and 4.9 boards in eight playoff games.
The Knicks are still holding out hope for Kevin Durant, Cousins’ teammate with the Warriors who is expected to miss all of last season following Achilles surgery.
If Durant doesn’t come, the Knicks clearly have others on their radar as sort of contingency plans.
Along with Cousins, Spears reported the Knicks have their eyes on Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris and DeAndre Jordan.
“While the Knicks have an opportunity to acquire a major free agent or two in July, they maintain they will be patient to make the right move or no move at all,” Spears wrote.
While Durant and Klay Thompson are the highest priorities for the Warriors in free agency, it is believed they are open to bringing back Cousins on another short deal.
Jordan, 30, spent the second half of the season with the Knicks after a trade with the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 11.0 points and 13.1 rebounds in 69 games total this past season.