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The New York Knicks are discussing a trade that would send center Enes Kanter to the Sacramento Kings for power forward Zach Randolph, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Both players are on expiring contracts.
The Kings would want to send the Knicks more expiring deals in a trade, Wojnarowski reported, adding that a third team could help facilitate things.
The Knicks have been looking to trade Kanter, who has not been happy with his role under first-year coach David Fizdale. Meanwhile, Randolph has fallen completely off the radar with the Kings.
“The Kings also have veterans like Kosta Koufos ($8.7MM) and Ben McLemore ($5.5MM) on expiring contracts and could look to make the most of those deals in trades in the coming weeks,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote. “Iman Shumpert ($11MM) is in the final year of his contract too, but has emerged as a reliable on-court contributor and off-court leader for Sacramento, reducing the odds that he’d be used as a trade chip.”
Kanter, 26, is averaging 14.4 points and 11.0 rebounds this season. Randolph, 37, has not appeared in a game.