New York Knicks part ways with Enes Kanter in contract buyout
According to ESPN, the Knicks released Kanter after failed attempts to find a trade partner in recent days.
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.
Kanter's expiring contract at $18.6 million made trade options a difficult match for the Knicks.
With Kanter and Wesley Matthews gone via buyout, the Knicks held onto center DeAndre Jordan.
ESPN reported the Boston Celtics, who found Greg Monroe as a midseason pickup last year, could be a prime landing spot for Kanter given their depth issues at center caused by injuries.
Matthews, per multiple reports, was headed to the Indiana Pacers in a deal that could be done imminently.
The 26-year-old Kanter indicated after Tuesday's game that he played his final game with the Knicks.
"This place will always be special to me. It doesn't matter, if I stay, leave, whatever happens," he said.