Way-too-early New York Knicks 2020 draft

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The New York Knicks and the rest of the NBA have not started training camp.  But, sports networks can’t help themselves by getting out mock drafts for the 2020 draft.

Yesterday, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony put out his mock draft of the top NBA prospects via their Intsagram.  He had the Knicks in the top 3, again, and selecting LaMelo Ball.  Ball currently is the point guard for the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League (NBL).

Before fans overreact, which some may already done, it is just a mock.  A way-too-early mock.  Ball is getting a lot of hype from his play in the NBL.  Their league is currently still in the pre-season and he had 14 points in their debut.

Some even believe that Ball can potentially be the number one overall pick.

The skill set and talent is there, but with that comes extra baggage.  His father.  LaVar Ball will bring a lot of unwanted attention and distractions to whatever team his youngest son goes to.  We all saw how he acted and all the comments he had when LaMelo’s brother, Lonzo, was a Los Angeles Laker.  What makes you think it would be any different if LaMelo landed in New York, the other biggest basketball market.

However, lets not jump the gun here.  It only a mock and one to not be taken seriously before the latest NBA season has even begun.  But, basketball heads love it and can’t get enough of it.

In reality, even if the Knicks did have another top 3 pick and LaMelo was available, they would not select him.  His a 6’7″ point guard and the Knicks do not need anymore point guards.

The Knicks will be juggling 3-4 point guards this season as it is.  Why add another one?  But the main reason is the Knicks do not need anymore unwanted, outside distractions.  Especially, when they are finally moving in the right direction to turn around the franchises identity.

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