During Thursday’s NBA lottery, the New York Knicks slipped to number 8, potentially taking them out of the running for coveted prospects like LaMelo Ball, Illawarra Hawks’ guard. However, a new report has suggested that the team, in theory, may have the option to trade with the Golden State Warriors for their second overall selection of 2020.
As recommended by Grant Hughes’ Bleacher Report, the Knicks could offer a commercial package including this year’s # 8 selection, the 2021 first pick previously acquired by the Dallas Mavericks, and veteran wingman Reggie Bullock for the Warriors, in exchange for their choice number 2 and reserve guard Jordan Poole.
According to Hughes, this may not be a satisfying offer for Golden State, considering they will move down six slots in the 2020 draft and get a likely late pick in 2021, as well as a worker caliber talent at Bullock. However, he pointed out that the market for the team’s second-all pick appears unpredictable, while also observing that the hypothetical deal could be the best way for New York to select a top-tier rookie like Ball.
As a promising rookie, Ball has often been linked to the Knicks. Similarly, the 18-year-old’s father, LaVar Ball, co-founder of Big Baller Brand, commented in May that he wants his youngest son to start his NBA career in a huge media market like New York, as previously noted by The Inquisitr. However, the fact that the Knicks (21-45, 12th in the Eastern Conference) finished with the league’s sixth-worst record of wins and losses this season made them long-range shots for Ball’s serves well before the lottery. Thursday.
According to Hughes, the Warriors could still take advantage of the suggested deal, as Bullock’s ability to shoot from beyond the arc makes him potentially suitable. As for draft picks, he wrote that this year’s eighth pick overall could allow them to get a “quality” perspective, while next year’s first player might be linked to their $ 17.2 exception. million traded players (TPE), which, according to NBC Sports Bay Area, will expire on October 24. However, the author of Bleacher Report concluded that the Knicks are likely to “come out ahead” if they successfully trade for Ball and it turns out to be as good as advertised.