New York Knicks Still In Touch With Marshall Plumlee (Report)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 18: Marshall Plumlee #40 of the New York Knicks celebrates with teammates during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during the second half at TD Garden on January 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Knicks defeat the Celtics 117-106. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the New York Knicks are still in touch with free agent big man Marshall Plumlee.

The New York Knicks made the tough decision last month to release Marshall Plumlee in favor of the cap space needed to sign Tim Hardaway Jr.

The 25-year-old is yet to sign with another team, and it’s possible he could end up back in New York. Ian Begley of ESPN reports that the Knicks are “still in touch” with Plumlee and hope to have a chance at re-signing him.

Per Begley, the former Duke Blue Devil is expected to decide on his next team shortly.

Plumlee, a favorite of former president Phil Jackson, won over many in the organization. A reunion is possible if there’s any room on the roster. As of now, the Knicks are pretty deep in the frontcourt.

New York has Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez, Joakim Noah, and Kyle O’Quinn already on the roster. They may feel like they don’t need another big man.

Last season Plumlee went back and forth between New York and the D-league team in Westchester. He appeared in 21 games for the Knicks and averaged 8.1 minutes, 1.9 points, and 2.4 rebounds.

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