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  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Rockets have claimed Kenny Wooten off waivers, continuing to build their center stocks.

    Wooten spent his time in the G-League last season, averaging 3.6 blocks per game, before being waived by the Knicks. Christian Wood is slated to be the starting center for the Rockets and despite the center rotation being very thin, Wooten is no guarantee to feature in the active lineup.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Knicks.

    After being waived by the Knicks earlier in the week, they will bring him back on a reduced deal. It is surprising he wasn't able to garner more attention on the open market given his reasonably strong showing to end the 2019-20 season. The point guard situation in New York remains unclear and so Payton's exact role is a little cloudy. Should he be given the starting tag and with it starters minutes, he could be a sneaky source of assists and steals late in drafts.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    It is being reported that Bobby Portis and the Milwaukee Bucks have come to an agreement on a two-year contract.

    Portis receives a player option for year-two and until the Bucks add more free agents, he currently replaces both Ersan Ilyasova and Robin Lopez as PF/C backup. As it stands, he should be looking at a 20-25 minute per game role which may not be enough for standard league relevance. He was only a top-240 player last season in 21.1 minutes per game on the offensively starved Knicks.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Maurice Harkless
    SF, New York Knicks

    Moe Harkless is expected to sign a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Heat.

    The Heat quickly find a replacement for Derrick Jones in the 27-year old Harkless, who played 23.0 minutes per game between the Clippers and Knicks last season. Although his stat-set is fantasy friendly, he is unlikely to get enough minutes to be relevant with the Heat being as deep as they are — Jones himself barely even played during their playoff run. Harkless could potentially be looking at more minutes, however, if the Heat let Jae Crowder walk. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Harkless turned down more lucrative offers elsewhere to play for a contender.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports (via Twitter).

    Burks has been a serviceable backup guard during his career, and will simply fill space for the Knicks with the new regime. That being said, the Knicks do need some shooting help (they need help everywhere, really) and Burks can provide that. He shot 3-pointers at a 37.7% clip over the past two seasons, splitting time between the Kings, Warriors and Sixers. His bread-and-butter are corner threes, a shot he knocked down 47.5% of the time in 59 attempts in 2019-20.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Knicks are expected to have interest in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, per Ian Begley at SNY.

    The Lakers just signed Wesley Matthews, and Matthews was apparently told he'd have the chance to start, so it looks like KCP is moving on from LA. The Knicks have a paper-thin wing group and Caldwell-Pope could certainly help there but it remains to be seen if he's chasing checks from bad teams or trying to land in a more competitive environment.

    Source: SNY.tv

  • Mathias Lessort
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have acquired Mathias Lessort and a 2023 second-round pick via the Pistons from Minnesota.

    The Knicks scooted into the Ricky Rubio deal to pick up a future asset. Lessort was last spotted with the Clippers as a result of the Moe Harkless/Hassan Whiteside deal last offseason but his rights were moved to the Wolves in another minor transaction. The 50th overall pick in the 2017 draft has yet to play in the NBA, suiting up in Serbia and Germany.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jared Harper
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks extended a qualifying offer to Jared Harper on Thursday, making him a restricted free agent.

    This will continue to happen around the league as we approach the free agent frenzy. Harper won't be a fantasy relevant player no matter where he ends up.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    The New York Times' Marc Stein reports that the Pacers have pursued Gordon Hayward via trade and that the Knicks are in play for the new free agent.

    Stein also mentioned the possibility of Hayward re-signing with the Celtics for more years, presumably at a lower salary. Hayward to Indiana has been a rumor for a year or so now given his ties to the area, while the Knicks' interest has been a consistent idea since it became clear that Hayward might actually walk away from his $34 million option. A sign-and-trade with the Pacers is certainly doable, and recent rumors connecting Myles Turner to the Celtics should only add fuel to that fire. We'll see what happens when the dust is settled.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Theo Pinson
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived Theo Pinson.

    The culling of the Knicks continues, with Leon Rose and company jettisoning six players today. It's possible that some return to the Knicks on lower salary figures and Pinson, a young guard, might have a better chance than others given his fit with the team's timeline. He's shown good scoring potential in the G League and could be a worthwhile development project for whoever signs him next.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have reportedly waived Wayne Ellington.

    Ellington was signed as a free agent last offseason but never made a real dent in the rotation despite the Knicks' obvious need for spacing. He knocked in 1.4 triples a night despite 15.5 mpg across 36 appearances. Ellington could have specialist appeal if ends up on a roster that actually uses him.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Reggie Bullock
    SG-SF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have picked up Reggie Bullock's team option for next season.

    Bullock will be looking to earn a starting job and has a decent shot at it unless the Knicks spend up to add some wings in free agency. It was a difficult season that started with a neck injury and surgery, but Bullock eventually rebounded to average 23.6 mpg in his 29 games. In that time he averaged 1.3 triples and 0.9 steals per game, so there could be 3-and-D appeal if he can earn more minutes.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived Kenny Wooten.

    Wooten's season was ended in February after undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. On a two-way contract last season, Wooten figures to have to settle for a similar type of deal this time around.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson is an unrestricted free agent after the Knicks declined to extend him a qualifying offer.

    Dotson was a standout on some bad Knicks teams as a rookie and sophomore but faded into the background on an equally bad Knicks team last season, and he seemed to be on the outs with the way New York added to its wing group last offseason. There was rumored trade interest from teams like Detroit and Utah around the deadline so Dotson should be able to land on his feet.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have declined their team option on Bobby Portis, which would have cost $15.7 million.

    Portis played just 21.1 mpg last season as the Knicks fielded a team that featured anywhere from four to six power forwards at any one time. The Knicks also just drafted Obi Toppin and can better spend this money elsewhere. Portis, a fantasy contributor when he gets enough minutes, will head to free agency.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter