He has logged six DNP-CD in the Knicks' last eight games. It's really been a top-to-bottom effort for a franchise that is closing in on the most valuable product both on the court and financially.
The Knicks made the decision having failed in their attempts to find a trade partner for the 26-year-old center in recent days, according to ESPN. He averaged 13.1 points in 44 starts for the Mavericks this season, his 10th in the league.
Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) dunks over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Phoenix.
Coach David Fizdale has prioritized playing and developing younger players in recent weeks.
In his 25.6 minutes per game with NY this season he is averaging 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
The Knicks wanted to trade him, but there was no market for a guy making $18.6 million who, because of his serious defensive shortcomings, is nearly unplayable in the postseason.
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