Could the Knicks look to the national two-time center of the year in their title race?

The New York Knicks could land a championship-building cornerstone in the 2024 NBA Draft. The Knicks were just a Game 7 lead away from making a serious run during this year’s postseason even without All-Star Julius Randle , before succumbing to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. New York is a team that is just one or two impact players away from solidifying itself as a force to be reckoned with in the East.

One missing piece in their puzzle could be Purdue center Zach Edey. The two-time National Player of the Year is a behemoth of a big man with an interior presence on both ends that could rival any center the Knicks have had in their prime this part of the 21st century.

Edey is projected to be late in the first round, where the Knicks have two straight picks at No. 24 and n. 25 overall. Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley has the Knicks taking Edey at No. 25.

The 7-4, 300-pound five-man has a legitimate hook that he can go to on the low block. He has good footwork with his back to the basket and is a nightmare to contain when he goes right-handed. He’s not a super athletic lobster, but at his height, the Canadian dunks the ball with ease from a higher vantage point than the competition.

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