With the NBA draft just four days away, the New York Knicks are looking to package selections together to move up into the late lottery, giving them a shot at several prospects who would otherwise be off the board by the 19th overall pick.
Recently, the team has been connected to prospects like James Bouknight, Davion Mitchell, and Sharife Cooper, all of which could be off the board before New York has a chance to strike.
With that being said, it was always an expectation the front office would be looking to trade up and snag an impact player who could contribute immediately as a rookie. Whether that be an elite defender like Mitchell or facilitator like Cooper is yet to be seen, but whoever it is, they will play a prominent role in next year’s strategy.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Knicks are looking to package two first-rounders to move up in the draft:
TheÂ KnicksÂ are having discussions to try to trade picks Nos. 19 and 21 to move up in the draft, sources said.
With plenty of funds and capital to maneuver this free agency period, things are looking up for a team trying to build upon a postseason appearance. Finding a solution a point guard for the long-haul is a priority, and drafting a young prospect to pair with a potential veteran like Derrick Rose could be their preference.
August is gearing up to be an awesome month full of action for the Knicks, so strap in your seatbelt and get ready for the ride.