Kanter will exercise his $18.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
Kanter would go on to confirm the news, and the big man is officially staying in New York for at least one more season. While reports surfaced back in April that Kanter was considering opting out as he looked for a long-term deal, it never made much sense for him financially given that his market value would likely be much less than the $18.6 million he could opt into. Kanter is expected serve as the Knicks starting center once again next season and will likely be looking into signing a contract extension with the team.
Kanter (back) is leaning towards opting out of his $18.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season and becoming a free agent, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Kanter says he wants to remain in New York longterm, which makes his likely decision to opt out of his deal rather curious, seeing as though his market value is expected to drop from the $18.6 million he would be owed in 2018-19 if he opts in. Nevertheless, it looks like Kanter is looking to get a long-term deal done with the Knicks, but the question remains if the rebuilding Knicks are interested in keeping the big man around or not.
Kanter (wrist, back) is out for Wednesday's season finale against the Cavaliers, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
As expected, Kanter will not take part in the Knicks' final game of the season. That said, his first year with the team was a success, as he averaged 14.1 points and a career-high 11.0 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game.
Kanter (back, wrist) is doubtful for Wednesday's contest against the Cavaliers, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Kanter is unlikely to take part in the team's final game of the season while continuing to nurse back and wrist ailments. Assuming he's played his last game this year, he'll have averaged 14.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.8 minutes during his first season with New York.
Kanter (back) will remain out for Monday's matchup with the Cavaliers, Chris Iseman of The Record reports.
Kanter was considered doubtful for Monday's contest, so it's not a surprise that he'll be missing a fifth straight game. In his place, look for Kyle O'Quinn to pick up another start, which should put him on double-double watch after nothing three straight. At this point, it seems unlikely Kanter will take the court again this season with just one game left on the schedule.
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