The New York Knicks will have plenty of spots on the roster to fill this offseason and the latest NBA Draft rumors suggest they could be targeting one of this year’s top pool talent. After making their first NBA Playoffs appearance in eight years, the Knicks should be in winning mode now and acting on the free market accordingly.
The New York Knicks enter the 2021 offseason with around $ 50 million in cap space and four draft picks. They could either use their assets to trade for a superstar, but in case that wasn’t possible, they could look for ways to use their interim capital to move forward and acquire a highly rated prospect.
According to Matt Moore of Action network, the New York Knicks are among the teams most likely to be traded in the 2021 NBA Draft. Moore wrote the following:
“I asked five sources for a first-round team most likely to come up, and they all said the Knicks. The Knicks have No. 19 and 21 picks, as well as two second rounds and an additional protected pick from among. the top ten in 2023 (from Dallas) Multiple sources said there was a player among the teens they targeted, but no one is sure who it is.
The New York Knicks didn’t make the smartest pick in the draft, but they’ve been lucky lately. They drafted RJ Barrett in 2019 and he has shown the potential to become an All-Star in the future.
The Knicks drafted Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley last year. While Toppin didn’t have enough playing time to prove his mettle, Quickley was a useful scorer, averaging 11.4 points per game during his rookie year.
2021 NBA Draft Rumors: What Would the New York Knicks Look For In The Draft?
The New York Knicks have 19, 21, 32, and 58 picks in the 2021 NBA Draft. Considering they’ll be chasing free agency stars this offseason, they’re unlikely to use all of those picks to draft players. .
If a combination of choice from the aforementioned lot can help the Knicks move into the top 10 or early teens, they may be able to recruit a talent with a high cap. They lacked scoring options last season, especially downtown, so the focus should be on shooters.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Baylor’s Davion Mitchell and Oregon’s Chris Duarte could all be available if the New York Knicks advance. They might also be looking at 3-and-D wings such as Moses Moody from Arkansas and Trey Murphy from Virginia. As it stands, only time will tell which direction the Knicks will take.
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