The Knicks guard generates trade interest from Spurs, other NBA teams

The New York Knicks have had a relatively quiet off-season, but have been linked to several available stars in NBA trade rumors. While a blockbuster deal isn’t imminent, a smaller deal could be on the horizon.

Evan Fournier has been very critical of the Knicks in recent weeks and is looking for a way out of New York. While his name floats in the league rumors for the second straight offseason, there now appears to be a market for the veteran guard.

According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the San Antonio Spurs are among several NBA teams interested in acquiring Fournier. However, there is one factor that complicates a potential deal.

While there are multiple teams interested in Fournier, figuring out trade clearing with New York is proving to be a problem. According to Begley, the Knicks have been unwilling to attach additional draft picks to facilitate a deal.

The Spurs, like other teams interested in Fournier, have likely inquired with New York assuming there is compensation for the absorption of Fournier’s contract. However, the Knicks probably don’t feel as much pressure to move him right now because there’s no next move to make if his salary comes off the books.