Report: Knicks, Kanter buyout talks begin

Enes Kanter and the New York Knicks are set to part ways.

Buyout talks with Kanter could be completed as soon as Thursday, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

Kanter has been frustrated by a dwindling role with the Knicks, but is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 44 games.

Kanter’s expiring contract at $18.6 million made trade options a difficult match for the Knicks.

But Begley reported the Boston Celtics, who found Greg Monroe as a midseason pickup last year, could be a prime landing spot given their depth issues at center caused by injuries.

The 26-year-old Kanter indicated after Tuesday’s game he played his final game with the Knicks.

“This place will always be special to me. It doesn’t matter, if I stay, leave, whatever happens,” he said.