They sent out Anthony’s $26.2 million salary and got back Enes Kanter, who has an $18.6 million player option for 2018-19, and Doug McDermott, who is in the final year of his rookie contract.
Assuming Kanter, Ron Baker and Kyle O’Quinn all exercise their player options for 2018-19, the Knicks will have $91 million in guaranteed contracts heading into July.
That would leave them with around $10 million in cap space (the 2018 salary cap is projected at $101 million). But that number doesn’t factor in the salary for their 2018 draft pick or McDermott’s $9.8 million free-agent cap hold. The specific salary for a first-round pick depends on where he is selected. But for reference, Frank Ntilikina, selected eighth by the Knicks in the 2017 NBA draft, has a first-year salary of $3.5 million.
Steelers offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert suffered a hamstring injury earlier in the half and is questionable to return.
No. 6 seed — Falcons (3-2): Second place, NFC South. They looked fine and not hungover at all after beating Chicago, Green Bay and Detroit to open the season. But then came Buffalo and Miami to shock them inside their new digs. The Dolphins game and a blown 17-0 halftime lead was a tough Super Bowl flashback.
Who’s right behind: Saints (3-2), Redskins (3-2), Seahawks (3-2). New Orleans is pushing close to the top. Seattle is bound to fly up there soon. Washington is headed to a lot more inconsistency.