According to SNY’s Ian Begley, multiple teams studying LeMelo Ball believe that he and his inner circle would prefer the highly acclaimed guard to land with the New York Knicks in the NBA Draft. Those teams are likely to choose after the Knicks, but the rumors certainly seem to catch my breath.
We heard that the Knicks are equally interested in drawing Ball. They will still have to win a high enough choice in the NBA Draft lottery in late August to get a chance. Realistically, the Knicks probably need to make a choice in the top three if they want to make a shot on Ball’s draft without trading. If the lottery were to go according to the most probable odds, the Knicks would choose the sixth, which means they will have to be lucky.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Ball hitting the Knicks. We know of a team that will probably get the most out of what Ball’s dad doesn’t want him to do.