Enes Kanter to be released by Knicks

Enes Kanter to be released by Knicks

Enes Kanter to be released by Knicks

Highlights of the Detroit Pistons' visit to New York Knicks in Week 17 of the National Basketball Association. He turns 27 in May.

Kanter has been quietly productive this season, averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while shooting 53.6 percent from the floor in just under 25 minutes.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says the two sides are expected begin working on a buyout after Thursday's trade deadline passes.

Matthews, who has an expiring contract, plans to sign with the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN. While that may be the case, the Knicks play in New York City and with that comes value.

Enes Kanter to be released by Knicks
Enes Kanter to be released by Knicks

Everyone gets into a frenzy over the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, and that was undoubtedly the case in 2019. One of the main reasons is the Knicks are trying to develop their younger players while also utilizing DeAndre Jordan, who NY acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Mavericks that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas. They're second in the league this season, averaging 19,941 fans per home game.

Kanter, someone who can put up double-double performances any night, is reportedly drawing interest from the Boston Celtics and several other teams.

NY didn't execute any trades before Thursday's deadline. NY received second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews in the deal, as well as two future first-round draft picks. The club now has three open roster spots. Porzingis is gone. The Knicks opened up some $70 million in cap space for this summer.

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