The New York Knicks are in full-blown tank mode, a move that has largely interfered with Enes Kanter's playing time in recent months.
The 26-year-old has come out and said that he wanted to be traded if he wasn't going to play, and though the Knicks are trying to fulfill his wishes prior to the 3:00 p.m ET deadline, reports indicated that the franchise expects to buy out Kanter's $18.6 million contract if a deal cannot be reached.
Now, reports are claiming that the Boston Celtics will one of the teams that will pursue Kanter if a potential buyout is reached.
Opposing executives believe the Boston Celtics will be among the teams with interest in Enes Kanter if/when the Knicks big man parts ways with NYK.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 7, 2019
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.
Imagine if he were to end up on one of the Knicks' oldest rivals and play a pivotal role off the bench in their race to finish atop the Eastern Conference? It would be the most Knicks things ever.
Stay tuned for updates. This has the potential to be one of the deadline's more under-the-radar storylines.