Knicks Rumors: New York Turned Down Mavericks Offer For Knicks Guard

The New York Knicks are still looking at adding by Thursday's trade deadline, but a report on Tuesday says they've turned down an offer by the Dallas Mavericks to try to land Quentin Grimes.

Per Stefan Bondy of the New York Post, Mavs big man Grant Williams was supposedly offered in exchange. 

The Knicks have been poking around, looking for a backup big, but apparently the former Boston Celtic, Williams, wasn't doing it for them. He's averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in his first year in Big D, and there does seem to be other talks involving him on the market, as Dallas appears to be anxious to move on from the power forward. 

A proposed trade being discussed with the Milwaukee Bucks would see big men Williams and Bobby Portis change hands, according to insider Marc Stein.

But Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports throws cold water on that, explaining that "The Bucks’ valuation of Portis, not just for his shooting ability and veteran know-how but also his championship history with the franchise, is also the reason it would take far more than Grant Williams, sources said, for Milwaukee to send Portis to Dallas". 

Williams certainly isn't getting much love at this deadline, as Fischer adds that for the Knicks, they won't be letting Grimes go unless it's for "a perceived upgrade," which Williams is apparently not. 

So the Knicks continue to scour the market, if not for a big man, perhaps still interested in Toronto's Bruce Brown, or another backcourt add that can help fill the void left behind by Immanuel Quickley's departure in the OG Anunoby trade. 

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