NBA Rumors: Knicks, Kings, Victor Oladipo, Jazz


  • Unrestricted free agent centers Andre Drummond and Isaiah Hartenstein are among the players on the Knicks’ radar, per Ian Begley of Drummond started last season with the 76ers before being traded to the Nets as part of the Ben Simmons deal.
  • Begley wrote that the Knicks intend to “aggressively pursue” Hartenstein, who spent last season with the Clippers. A return to LA is not out of the question, however.
  • The Knicks could waived forward/center Taj Gibson to create room for a new big man, then re-sign Gibson later in the offseason, per Begley.


  • The Kings are among the teams interested in unrestricted free agent guard Victor Oladipo, per Begley. The Wizards and Pistons have also been linked to Oladipo. It is beginning to seem unlikely that he returns to the Heat.
  • Sacramento is also among the teams looking to make a run at Lakers guard Malik Monk, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, via the Marc Stein podcast. Monk has said he’s open to taking a discount to return to LA, as we relayed here. But he was clear that is no sure thing.
  • As we relayed, the Kings did not extend a qualifying offer to point guard Donte DiVincenzo. He is already drawing plenty of interest from rival teams. The Kings also could try to bring him back under new coach Mike Brown.


  • The Jazz have expressed interest in trading for Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr., Begley reported. By all accounts, though, the Raptors are not actively looking to move Trent.
  • Utah will not extend a qualifying offer to point guard Trent Forrest, per Tony Jones of The Athletic. Forrest will become an unrestricted free agent. Jones added that the Jazz would have interest in bringing him back.
  • In case you missed it, Jazz forward Royce O’Neale has been drawing trade interest from the Nets, Raptors and Hawks. You can read the full story on Hoops Wire right here.

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