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The Knicks and Charlotte Hornets have discussed a deal involving Julius Randle, league sources confirm. Terry Rozier, Malik Monk and Dennis Smith Jr. are among the names that have come up in discussions between the two franchises, per SNY sources.
Rozier was a free agent target for New York over the summer but he ultimately signed a three-year, $58 million deal with Charlotte.
Randle, the Knicks top free agent signing this summer, has a three-year deal for $63 million but it is not fully guaranteed in the third season.
It's unclear if there is significant traction between New York and Charlotte on any deal involving the players mentioned. Teams discuss different players and permutations of deals throughout the year, of course, but it's worth noting that the franchises have touched base recently.
The Timberwolves are among the teams who have previously expressed interest in Smith Jr., who the Knicks acquired from Dallas last season in the Kristaps Porzingis trade.
New York has been open to upgrading the lead guard position via trade. Rozier would be an upgrade. The Knicks have also checked in with Golden State about a deal involving D'Angelo Russell.
Members of the organization are also intrigued by Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroeder.
The talks between the Knicks and Hornets about and Randle were first reported by The Ringer.