The Knicks acquired Moe Harkless from the Clippers as part of the package that netted Los Angeles veteran forward Marcus Morris.
The St. John's product appeared in just one game for the Knicks prior to the NBA All-Star break, and his future with the team appears to still be uncertain.
Appearing as a guest on ESPN LA's The Sedano Show on Tuesday, The Athletic's Sam Amick said that the Los Angeles Lakers are monitoring Harkless' situation in case he reaches a buyout with the Knicks.
Shortly after Harkless was traded to New York, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that the Knicks would be willing to grant Harkless a buyout if he were to ask for one.
On Wednesday, Harkless was asked about potentially changing teams again, saying that he and his agent have yet to discuss that with the Knicks, though those talks could resurface at a later time.
"I'm just taking it day by day," Harkless said at Knicks practice. "I've always loved the Knicks, so it's pretty cool to play here. I just have to wait and see what happens.
"Honestly, I haven't put any real thought into it. There's been some (outside) talk about it, but like I said, I'm kind of just focusing on today. If my agent and I decide to explore that, that's a conversation we'll have, but right now I haven't really put much thought into it."
The 26-year-old played 24 minutes in the Knicks' loss to the Wizards last Wednesday. Coming off the bench, Harkless scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting, grabbing five rebounds and adding two assists as well, as he continues to adjust to his new team.
"When you change teams, it's not completely different, but you've just got to adjust to the different play calls. Defensively, it's kind of similar principles to what I've had in the past," said Harkless. "On that end, I don't think it's much of an adjustment, but I think just getting up to speed on the play calling and stuff like that is the biggest thing."