The New York Knicks own the fourth overall pick in tonight’s NBA Draft and if what Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops says is true, the team will not trade the selection out of the Top 10 unless an effective young player and another pick are involved in the deal.
Sources: Knicks are doubtful to trade the 4th pick outside the top 10 unless a good young player & an additional pick is offered. #NBADraft
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 24, 2015
Just who the Knicks do select at No. 4, however, remains to be seen. While grabbing either former Duke center Jahlil Okafor or former Ohio State point man D’Angelo Russell would be ideal, chances are both will be gone within the first three picks. As a result, as ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting, team president Phil Jackson liked anyone from Kristaps Porzingis to Frank Kaminsky to Trey Lyles to even Emmanuel Mudiay.
Latest NYK info from sources: if Okafor/Russell gone, Knicks like either Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Kaminsky or Trey Lyles. Mudiay hovering
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 25, 2015
The unpredictability surrounding the Knicks gets even crazier, as Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Jackson’s longtime friend Charley Rosen wants the team to draft former Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein. While we’re on the subject, it should also be noted that New York will probably draft a player they feel is best suited for the triangle offense, further adding to the mystery surrounding their selection.
No deals are imminent at the time, but Campus Sports will update this story as well as any and all draft rumors as the countdown to the main event continues!
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