Kanter released by Knicks

Kanter released by Knicks

This is pretty stunning considering he is on a disgusting New York Knicks team.

Both were expected to be waived by the Knicks with no team coming forward to consummate a trade. The Knicks are the most valuable at $4.0 billion, followed by the Lakers ($3.7 billion) and Warriors ($3.5 billion).

Knicks General Manager Scott Perry describes Kanter as a courageous individual and thanked him for his contributions on the court and in the community, wishing him the best.

The Knicks made the decision having failed in their attempts to find a trade partner for the 26-year-old center in recent days, according to ESPN.

"Each day I spend in the National Basketball Association is a blessing and I look forward to my next adventure", Kanter posted on Twitter after his release". With rumors swirling regarding a superstar like Anthony Davis, other big names like Kristaps Porzingis, Markell Fultz and Tobias Harris actually being dealt and much more, it was a wild deadline that brought plenty of excitement. He has been vocal recently about frustrations with the Knicks organization and the lack of playing time he has been receiving.

Now, reports are claiming that the Boston Celtics will one of the teams that will pursue Kanter if a potential buyout is reached.

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Then again, the Celtics were OK with adding the defensively challenged Greg Monroe a year ago, and he ended up averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds a game in limited minutes before being relegated to mostly garbage time and DNPs in the playoffs.

The Athletic first reported the planned agreement between Matthews and Indiana. It wasn't his last appearance, playing 13 minutes in a February 1 game against Boston, but he sat against the Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively, the final matchups before the trade deadline.

Fizdale has prioritized playing and developing younger Knicks in recent weeks, which meant that second-year center Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson would play ahead of Kanter.

Kanter can score. He averaged 14.5 points and 10 rebounds a game, he does most of his damage around the basket (61.5 percent of his shots came in the restricted area) but he has to be guarded at the arc.

Despite the Knicks shopping Kanter on the trade market, he was hard to move due to his contract.

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