NBA Rumors: Knicks Linked To Sixers Forward In Trade Talks

The New York Knicks have been very active on the rumor mill this season, considering changes to the roster. They've been involved in several trade rumors, many times for their own players they're looking to divest themselves of. This time, they've been linked to the potential acquisition of a player, the Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris.

Harris's name has been blowing in the trade winds since the offseason, and according to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks have "at least talked internally about the idea of acquiring Tobias Harris, before their winning streak started." 

The Knicks had won eight in the row leading up to the week before Christmas, possibly stalling those talks, but they're now on a three-game losing streak, capped off with Harris and the Sixers downing them 119-112 on Christmas Day. Philly is now on their own 8-game win streak. 

Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau "spoke highly of Harris before (Sunday's) game," added Begley. "I know that he does have some fans in the organization. He’s making a lot of money. It would be a big trade to pull off salary-wise."

Harris earns $37.6M this season and another $39.3M next year before becoming a free agent. 

Several Knicks have been on the trade block this season, including Cam Reddish, Evan Fournier, Derrick Rose and possibly others. What the format of such an offer could look like wasn't discussed, but the combination of Fournier and Rose (about $32M combined) would be a start, as far as making the salaries work.

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