Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn has been mostly quiet since opting out of the final year of his contract last week, but he did speak to a Norfolk, VA, news station last weekend about his upcoming free agency. And fans of the bearded big man can rejoice somewhat, for O’Quinn has yet to rule out a return to the orange and blue.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” O’Quinn said. ”That’s the chance you take and I think that I’m in a good position that I put myself in and the rest will handle itself. I’ve done all I can do and I think that I will find a home in the next couple of weeks.”
”I had a good year with [the Knicks], they are my home team. I know the GM and they have interest, you never know what happens. I hate to use the line, but it’s a business at the end of the day.”
So the Knicks have interest in a reunion, according to O’Quinn. Unfortunately, they might not be the only team vying for his services. The reigning two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors expressed some interest in KOQ at the trade deadline, and that interest is mutual, per The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson.
Now he is a good fit and he wants to come to GSW https://t.co/585SLFKoxT— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) June 21, 2018
Assuming Enes Kanter opts in, the Knicks will have the midlevel exception (about $8 mil) to throw at O’Quinn, but they still need some forwards. And if the money is even close to equal, it would be pretty damn difficult to pass up the Warriors.