It has been a long season for Enes Kanter, but it appears that opportunity may be knocking at his door in the very near future.
NY released the center Thursday, shortly after the NBA's trade deadline had passed.
The situation could be heading toward some type of conclusion, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Knicks have talked to teams about potential Kanter trades for the past several weeks, but his contract has proved hard to move. The Sacramento Kings have recently been linked to Kanter.
"New York will always have a special place in my heart and I look forward to returning here and playing in front of these incredible fans again!"
He has logged six DNP-CD in the Knicks' last eight games.
Kanter had been frustrated by a dwindling role with the Knicks, but is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 44 games. The reigning league champs have secured $2 billion in contractually obligated income from sponsorships, suites and season ticket holder fees for the new arena.
Compared to other sports, the Knicks are tied with Major League Baseball's (MLB) New York Yankees as the second most valuable franchise in the U.S., behind only the National Football League's (NFL) Dallas Cowboys, who were most recently valued at US$4.8 billion.
A ton of contending teams will certainly come calling - most likely headed by the Houston Rockets.
Kanter has no future with the Knicks and is eager to move on. Matthews went to NY in the blockbuster Mavericks deal last week. Additionally, Kanter will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.