With Thursday's 3:00PM NBA trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Knicks continue to pop up in rumors and reports.
On Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Knicks have had "exploratory conversations" with the Los Angeles Lakers about forward Kyle Kuzma.
Charania followed that tweet up with another noting that multiple contenders have expressed interest in Marcus Morris, whom the Knicks now seem more willing to trade in the wake of Steve Mills' firing as team president, according to SNY Insider Ian Begley.
Kuzma, 24, has averaged 16.4 points per game while shooting 45.0 percent from the floor and 33.5 percent from three-point range. Last season, Kuzma started 68 games for the Lakers and averaged a career-best 18.7 points per game.
His playing time has decreased this season, though, as the Lakers have built more depth on their roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft has seen his minutes drop from 33 minutes per game in 2018-19 to 25 minutes per game this season.
The Knicks seem to be involved on multiple fronts heading into this year's deadline, with the team also expressing interest in D'Angelo Russell, while also having discussions with the Hornets about a deal that could involve Julius Randle.
Even if Morris were to be traded, Begley has previously reported that the 30-year-old and the Knicks have mutual interest in reaching a free agency agreement this summer.
Morris has had a strong season in New York, leading the team with 19.6 points per game and shooting 43.9 percent from beyond the arc.