Five of the major mock drafts had five different players – two point guards, a power forward, a combo forward, and a wing – landing with the Knicks.
CBS Sports mocked new team president Leon Rose by taking Iowa state point guard Tyrese Haliburton and Yahoo Sports predicted Killian Hayes, another French point guard. ESPN has the Knicks leading Auburn’s intriguing striker Isaac Okoro, while Bleacher Report picked Florida State shooting guard / small forward Devin Vassell and Atletico picked national player of the year Obi Toppin, a 6-year-old forward. 9-foot of Dayton. The Post mocked Memphis combo forward Precious Achiuwa of the Bronx to the Knicks.
Haliburton and Hayes make more sense, since the Knicks are in desperate need of a point guard, even though Okoro and Vassell are considered elite potential defenders at the next level, which would be in the wheelhouse of new manager Tom Thibodeau. Toppin is not expected to fall to the Knicks, but if the Ossining, NY native did, it would be a breeze.