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The New York Knicks are looking to sign a division rival

The New York Knicks are looking to sign a division rival

The New York Knicks are looking to sign a division rival

The New York Knicks need a center and one of the options they could have signed in free agency has gone elsewhere.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Philadelphia 76ers are signing veteran center Andre Drummond to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Drummond, 30, returns to the 76ers, where he played from 2021 to 2022. He has been with the Chicago Bulls since 2022, but is now back on the East Coast, in Philadelphia. He has spent most of his career with the Detroit Pistons, but has also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

The Knicks could have tried to sign Drummond themselves, but now he ends up heading to New York’s Atlantic Division rival.

Drummond averaged 8.4 points and nine rebounds per game with the Bulls last season, showing that he is still extremely threatening on the boards.

With Drummond off the table, the Knicks will still look to sign Isaiah Hartenstein. However, in the likelihood that he signs elsewhere for money New York can’t afford, the Knicks could look to sign centers such as Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans Pelicans), Goga Bitadze (Orlando Magic) and Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers).

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