Sources: Knicks expected to deal Enes Kanter
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Knicks have looked back this season. On Saturday, the team lost its 28th game of the season.
They were defeated 129-97 by the Utah Jazz. With the loss, the team fell to 9-28 on the season.
The Knicks do not play again until January 1st against the Denver Nuggets. The team also plays again on January 4th against the Los Angeles Lakers.
New York also has a road game against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 7th. And a game on January 8th against the Golden State Warriors.
Enes Kanter may not be with the team when their road trip ends. According to sources, the Knicks are expected to deal the power forward soon.
A deal is expected to happen within the next week. The 26-year-old Zurich, Switzerland native would be traded for the third-time in his career. He was traded by the Jazz to the Thunder in a three-team deal on February 19th, 2015.
Kanter was traded to the Thunder, along with Steve Novak, D.J. Augustin, Kyle Singler, and a 2019 second-round draft pick. The Jazz acquired Kendrick Perkins, Grant Jerrett, the draft rights to Tibor Pleiß, 2017 protected first-round pick from Oklahoma City, and a 2017 second-round draft pick from Detroit went to the Jazz. The Pistons acquired Reggie Jackson in the deal.
He was then traded to the Knicks on September 25th, 2017 by the Thunder. He was moved, along with Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick, to New York for Carmelo Anthony.
He is in the final-year of his contract. He is making $18.6 million this season.
The Sacramento Kings are expected to be in the mix to acquire Kanter.