The New York Knicks have many different routes to choice this summer to improve their franchise. Â The Knicks can lean more into free agency or go all-in on Anthony Davis. Â It all depends on their vision.
A few routes the Knicks can take are drafting RJ Barrett with the 3rd pick in this yearâ€™s draft. Â Or, they can elect to trade that 3rd pick in a package for Davis.
It really all depends on how the draft goes and what the Pelicans want.
Everyone knows that the Pelicans will be selecting Zion Williamson with he first pick. Â TheÂ Grizzlies could shake things up if they select Barrett over Ja Morant.
The Grizzlies have been linked to Morant since the beginning. Â However, reports have surfaced of them, allegedly, having second thoughts over Morantâ€™s minor knee surgery.
As long as the Grizzlies select Morant, then the Knicks will take Barrett.
The Davis trade will still be on the table at that point. Â Barrett/3rd pick is the key for the Knicks trading for Davis.
When I was a guest on a Pelicans podcast, Pelican sources told the host that New Orleans would like to get the Davis trade done before the draft. Â The Pelicans may want to reunite Williamson and Barrett and have the luxury to make that happen, if the trade happens before June 20th.
If the Pelicans decide to wait and see how the draft plays out, then Barrett becomes the key piece for the trade. Â If the Knicks, do not select Barrett then their chances on trading for Davis could go out the window.
Scott Perry will have to decide what player or players will be the right ones going forward for this franchise that has a optimistic upside.