The Knicks may be open to trading guard Wesley Matthews less than a week after he was included in the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster, and he could return to Texas if he is bought out.
Should New York buy out Matthews, who along with Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan joined the Knicks in last week's trade with the Dallas Mavericks, executives believe the Houston Rockets will have interest in signing him, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
The 76ers are among the teams who have reached out to the Knicks about the 32-year-old Matthews, who is earning $18.62 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Matthews has averaged 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 46 games this season. In two games with New York, he has averaged seven points, 2.5 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 26.5 minutes per game.
Even after the Porzingis trade, the Knicks have been active at the deadline. Enes Kanter can be a candidate to be traded or bought out, and the Knicks have received trade interest in Noah Vonleh. They have also been involved with the Pelicans in trade talks for Anthony Davis.