Knicks trade rumors: Could Kelly Olynyk hold center for Isaiah Hartenstein?

An injury to Isaiah Hartenstein could force the New York Knicks to change their strategy for the upcoming NBA trade deadline.

Hartenstein, the Knicks’ starting center since Mitchell Robinson went down with a long-term injury, left Saturday’s game against Toronto early with an injury and did not play in Tuesday’s win at Brooklyn with “left Achilles tendinopathy.” .

With that in mind, ESPN’s Bobby Marks suggested that the Knicks trade for veteran big man Kelly Olynyk, currently stationed with the Utah Jazz. Marks’ proposed deal sends Evan Fournier, a 2025 second-round pick originally owned by Brooklyn, and the Knicks’ 2027 second-round pick to Salt Lake City.