New York Knicks forward Raymond Felton, whose contract expires after the 2018-19 season, is on the short list of candidates for the NBA’s opening job in a new general manager position, according to league sources.
Felton, the Knicks’ leading scorer and a key cog in the team’s offensive explosion this season, has been linked to the Knicks in trade rumors since the start of the season, but the New York Post reported late Monday that the team is in advanced talks with Griffin and could announce its next general manager at a press conference at noon Wednesday.
Sources said the Knicks were exploring Felton as an option, as Griffin’s role has grown significantly as the team has struggled to win games despite having an offensive firepower that is reminiscent of the Golden State Warriors.
Felston has averaged 17.7 points and 9.2 rebounds over his last eight games.
He’s shooting 39.4 percent from the field, which is in line with his career averages.
The Knicks have also been plagued by injuries to key players, most notably forward Markel Brown, who is recovering from surgery on his knee.
The team also has to decide whether to make any further moves to address its roster in the coming days.
The Knicks have been one of the league’s best teams in recent seasons.
They finished second in the Eastern Conference last season and have won five of their past six games.
The roster features five players averaging at least 20 points and five who have played at least 25 minutes.
New York also is in position to add a starting center to its roster and is likely to make a move to bring back veteran point guard Steve Nash, who has been out of the lineup with a left knee injury.