New York Knicks’ front office are sticking to the plan which established a rebuilding principle of refusing to engage their first-round draft picks in any trade discussions. The Knicks aren’t trading their first-round draft picks to anyone.
The General Manager and the President of the New York Knicks fired the first coach they hired in early December of 2019. David Fizdale got off to a 4-18 start. Mike Miller took over as interim coach for the Knicks and is now 7-11. Steve Mills and Scott Perry have already identified and fixed one issue and that was the coach. Former G-League Coach of the Year Mike Miller is looking like the leader the Knicks need. He’s a developmental coach who’s overall experience whether it’s the G-League, NBA, or collegiate, can help the young roster. Don’t be surprised if the Knicks name Mike Miller the new Head Coach, stripping him of the interim title.
The 2019-20 NBA Draft has talent. However, there are also many players entering the draft who may need to stay in school for an extra year or two. The Knicks adding another first-round talent is definitely their way of abiding by their principle when it comes to a thorough and steady rebuild through the draft.
Knicks are lacking firepower and shooting at the point guard position. Guards like LaMelo Ball, Cole Anthony, Anthony Edwards, RJ Hampton, Nico Mannion, Tyrese Maxey, Tyrese Haliburton, and JahMi’us Ramsey, are all on the Knicks radar if they decide to select a guard during the upcoming NBA draft.
Scott Perry and the Knicks are also looking to gain a late first-rounder in a deal before the deadline. Late first-rounders are crucial because many gems are found either during the late first round or the early second round of drafts. Knicks might go for a back-up center and somebody like Isaiah Stewart or Vernon Carey wouldn’t be a surprising pick in this scenario.