After losing the lottery to Bradley Beal, oddsmakers remain convinced the New York Knicks can get their star.
The Knicks have the third-best odds (+750 — 11.8% implied probability) of getting Williamson via trade.
Bill Simmons of The Ringer said on his podcast Sunday that Williamson could be moved. “The Zion thing is a real, real subplot. Someone I trust told me [Saturday] that he won’t be on that [New Orleans Pelicans] team Thursday. I was like, ‘Really? I haven’t heard that. He said, “Look.” So, here you go,” Simmons said on the June 18 episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast.
So how are the Knicks going to land Williamson if they don’t have a draft pick this year?
“Perhaps they would prefer a package from New York built around a combination of RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley, Quentin Grimes, and a stack of future first-round picks. If the Knicks could grease the cogs of a multi-team trade that ultimately gets Williamson to the Big Apple, they should be all over the place,” Buckley wrote.