Knicks and Kings reportedly talking Enes Kanter-Zach Randolph trade

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2019

According to newsday.com, which cited a Knicks source, the Kanter situation is expected to work itself out, however, there hasn't been a "robust market" for the center.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says nothing is close as of now in terms of this potential swap of expiring contracts. Randolph has yet to play.

Kanter proved to be a deadly addition to the Thunder's bench, although he was surprisingly traded to the Knicks as part of the blockbuster 2017 deal that took Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City. The Kings also want to get rid of another player and that means a third team may be included in the trade. Randolph, 37, has not appeared in a game.

Kanter is due to make $18.6 million this season, while Randolph will be getting $11.6 million.

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NY and Sacramento are in talks about an Enes Kanter, Zach Randolph trade of expiring contracts, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources, though a deal is not close yet.

But teams have reportedly inquired about Kanter, and the Knicks have listened.

Kanter, 26, is averaging 14.4 points and 11 rebounds this season but he is unhappy with the Knicks' losing ways and has fallen out with head coach David Fizdale's rotations in recent weeks. But if the Knicks can manage to sneak Courtney Lee or Tim Hardaway Jr. into a deal, this trade would become a home run. The list of interested teams could swell in the coming days as the February trade deadline nears. He averaged 14.5 points per game with 6.7 rebounds in 58 games with the Kings last season.

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