Knicks and Josh Hart extend deadline

Josh Hart and the New York Knicks have agreed to extend a midnight ET deadline for his $12.9 million player option until Thursday. The small forward, a key trade deadline addition to the Knicks, is a priority to retain on a new deal.

Hart could opt-in and extend off that $12.9 million – or decline the option and become an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign a new deal with the Knicks or another team.