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New York Knicks: Sacramento emerges as possible Enes Kanter destination

New York Knicks: Sacramento emerges as possible Enes Kanter destination

The Kings also want to get rid of another player and that means a third team may be included in the trade.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, NBA Insider for ESPN, the Sacramento Kings are in talks with the New York Knicks about a potential deal that would involve Enes Kanter and Zach Randolph.

Wojnarowski adds that the two sides are not close yet and the Kings would like to trade away more of their expiring contracts in a deal. Kanter is on an expiring $18.6 million contract, while Randolph's is worth $11.6 million, northjersey.com noted.

Knicks center Enes Kanter has not been happy with his role under first-year coach David Fizdale this season.

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Although Wojnarowski's sources say a Randolph for Kanter trade isn't close, both players should consider preparing themselves for a move prior to the February 7 National Basketball Association trade deadline.

It's unclear if this deal will materialize, but it would be a step in the right direction for the Knicks. Kanter, however, stopped short of requesting a trade during a recent meeting with general manager Scott Perry.

Randolph, 37, averaged 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds over 59 games last season.

During that span, the 26-year old is averaging around 12 points, eight rebounds, and one assist per contest while making around 54% of his shots from the floor and 78% of his shots from the free-throw line. Furthermore, it would free up time for Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson to see more time on the floor.