Reports recently indicated that the Knicks may be interested in trading for a center at the deadline. Among the possible centers, there were a few different options. With Mitchell Robinson potentially out for the rest of the season due to his injury, the Knicks were expected to pursue a center.
ClutchPoints’ Brett Siegel reported on Jan. 15 that the team was interested in Clint Capela from the Atlanta Hawks.
“For Capela, an influx of playoff contending teams has already begun to show some level of interest, with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings named as possible suitors for the veteran center, sources said. “
However, Katz indicates that the team will not be too aggressive in its pursuit of a center and will instead look to add a facilitator.
“The Knicks have been less aggressive in their pursuit of a center than a facilitator, league sources told The Athletic, especially with hopes surrounding the return of Mitchell Robinson.”