The New York Knicks still may be involved in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes. SNY’s Ian Begley reports, that the New Orleans Pelicans have ‘gathered intel’ on Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox.
Up until now, it has been unclear what package the Pelicans would want for Davis. It seems to be somewhat vague. We do know multiple picks then young talent would be required for one of the best all-around players in the league.
The Knicks did have some conversations before about Davis, but nothing moved the needle. The Pelicans may have been tossing around ideas about the Knicks while looking more into Knox.
Knox had an up-and-down rookie season. Some good, some bad. There is still a lot of work to do, which he has started working this off-season with Head Coach David Fizdale. However, the kid has potential. Maybe the Pelicans are intrigued again?
For the Knicks to offer a package that would blow the Pelicans away, multiple first-round picks need to be the start. Followed by, Knox and younger players with upside. Mitchell Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina and Allonzo Trier would most likely could be included. Also, depending on where the Knicks land in the lottery on May 14th, the Pelicans could desire that pick as well.
If the Pelicans are still interested after May 14th, the Knicks will have a lot of decisions to make about future of their franchise. Do they package this year’s and one or two more first-round picks with young assets for the Davis? Or, do the Knicks stay the course and add one or two superstars to their young squad?
Oh yeah, money will also be a major factor in landing Davis. That is one thing that may keep the Knicks from landing Davis alongside one or two more stars.