The Knicks have had discussions with the Clippers regarding a trade that would send SG Courtney Lee to Los Angeles, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.
Begley notes that the Knicks have been seeking near-immediate first-round picks (which the Clippers do not have) in trade talks with most teams.
Lee, 31, is averaging 10.3 points and 2.1 assists in 52 games for the Knicks this season.
He is in the first year of a four-year deal that will pay him just over $48 million through the 2019-20 season.
The Knicks also remain engaged with the Timberwolves about a trade revolving around Ricky Rubio and Derrick Rose.
With no deal involving Carmelo Anthony appearing imminent with mere hours left until the deadline, the Knicks have obviously come to terms with a few things.
Even if Anthony is still a Knick when the team takes the court against the Cavaliers on Thursday night, his time in New York should be limited. The Knicks will have an opportunity to explore deals for him in the offseason. It's time to embrace the future either way.
In the meantime, they can still explore dealing other veterans. Moving Courtney Lee would undoubtedly provide some needed flexibility.
The Clippers have championship aspirations and Doc Rivers did coach the shooting guard with the Celtics, so this could be a good fit.