Knicks May Not Pick Up Shane Larkin's Option

Just days after reports surfaced suggesting the New York Knicks were all but set to exercise their team option on guard Shane Larkin, it appears there may have been a change of heart.

A first-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Larkin didn’t exactly wow during his rookie campaign which lead many to question why the Knicks would pick up his option.

However, due just $1.6 million dollars for the upcoming season perhaps the New York Knicks were thinking his relatively small salary wouldn’t play a major role in their effort to clear salary at season end. Now however that idea may have changed as Yahoo Sports is reporting the Knicks may prefer cap space to keeping the former Miami talent.

While Shane Larkin’s relatively small salary wouldn’t normally be a major impact, if the New York Knicks are to be buyers come free agency they’ll need to clear as much money off the books as possible. Add in that Larkin hasn’t exactly played all that well and it seems understandable as to why the Knicks may opt to let him walk.

It’s completely possible the team could attempt to re-sign Shane Larkin after the season though simply don’t want to have his $1.6 million dollar salary be the reason as to why they can’t bring in a key free agent (or more than one).

For now it appears Larkin’s future in the Big Apple is up in the air.

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