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The New York Knicks made the first of what oould be a few moves ahead of today’s NBA trade deadline when they shipped backup center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets.
With Kristaps Porzingis tearing an ACL on Tuesday night, the Knicks are now listening to offers for veteran players, according to reports.
Ian Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN report New York is taking calls regarding Courtney Lee and Kyle O’Quinn, in addition to trying to find someone — anyone — to take on banished center Joakim Noah.
New York continues to take calls about (Kyle) O’Quinn and guard Courtney Lee ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, opposing executives tell ESPN. The Knicks are also still trying to trade exiled center Joakim Noah.
A 6-foot-5 shooting guard, Lee is averaging 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Knicks, while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor, including 41.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
He is signed through 2019-20, being paid $11.8 million this season, $12.3 million in 2019 and $12.8 million in 2020.
O’Quinn, a 6-10 versatile big man on an expiring contract, is averaging 6.5 points, 5.6 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.0 blocks — all in just 16.6 minutes per game for New York. He has a player option that calls for $4.3 million in 2018-19.