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Knicks Reportedly Making Several Players Available For Trades

Enes Kanter playing basketball for the New York Knicks.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 25: Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks celebrates after hitting a three-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on December 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks have nothing left to play for this season other than securing as strong a lottery position as possible and getting more experience for young players. Not surprisingly, the franchise is open for business ahead of the NBA trade deadline.

Right now, the Knicks are 10-36, good (bad?) enough for the second-worst record in the NBA. According to the New York Times' Marc Stein, the team has let it be known that multiple veterans are available for the right price.

Stein mentioned shooting guards Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee in particular. Hardaway is signed through 2021 while Lee's current deal runs through 2020.

Big man Enes Kanter had already been put on the trading block, and he seems like he's okay with that.

Bleacher Report's Howard Beck goes one step further, saying he thinks the Knicks would be open to dealing anyone other than rookie Kevin Knox and prized big man Kristaps Porzingis, who has not played this season while recovering from knee surgery. If Beck is correct, that means that New York could be willing to move 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina, as well as power forward Noah Vonleh, who has jump-started his career on a one-year contract.

The Knicks need to make a splash in free agency soon, preferably this summer, so it does behoove them to find cap space.

However, ideally they wouldn't do so by attaching a future first-round pick in a deal to move a bad contract.