Washington center Daniel Gafford remains on New York’s radar

The Wizards are among the teams interested in Knicks forward Quentin Grimes, according to SNY.tv’s Ian Begley, who also confirms that Washington center Daniel Gafford remains on New York’s radar. A report from a couple of weeks ago indicated that the Knicks had been investigating Gafford.

With Isaiah Hartenstein playing well in the starting role, Precious Achiuwa and Jericho Sims providing depth at the five, and Mitchell Robinson perhaps on track to return before the end of the season, the Knicks may already have the advantage.

However, Robinson’s return this season is no certainty and Hartenstein has missed the last two games due to injury (left Achilles tendinopathy), so it appears the Knicks have not ruled out the possibility of pursuing another attacking player. . However, if Hartenstein returns to the lineup in a week or so and feels good, I wouldn’t expect a center — especially one like Gafford, who wouldn’t be cheap — to be the center of attention at the deadline.