Warriors express interest in Knicks’ O’Quinn

The Golden State Warriors have expressed an interest in trading for center New York Knicks center Kyle O’ Quinn, according to a report from ESPN.

The Knicks have a glut of centers, many backup-level in ability, and are looking to move at least one prior to the Feb. 8 trade deadline. O’Quinn apparently falls in line with that thinking.

“O’Quinn has certainly outperformed his contract,” David Jacober, a strategic planning consultant for NBA teams, told ESPN. “His diversity on offense makes him attractive to a number of teams, such as Houston and Golden State.”

According to ESPN:

“Teams who have spoken with the Knicks believe they are keeping their options open on O’Quinn and (Willy) Hernangomez and, like all teams at this time of year, are looking for the best return available for either player.”

O’Quinn, 27, is averaging 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds off the bench. He has a $4.2 million player option that he is likely to decline at the end of the season.

The report did not say what the Warriors may be willing to surrender in a potential deal for O’Quinn.