Five point-guard prospects have emerged as lottery options for the upcoming NBA Draft — whether it is held on June 25 or pushed back because of coronavirus.
In what is considered a mediocre class, LaMelo Ball, Cole Anthony, Tyrese Maxey, Tyrese Haliburton and Killian Hayes have separated themselves.
Knicks president Leon Rose has a giant decision to make as the franchise tries to solve what is its greatest need.
“There’s no Ja Morant in this draft,” ESPN’s top college-basketball analyst Seth Greenberg told The Post. “It’s not a good draft.”
The Post reported Knicks scouts earlier this season were given an edict to keep all eyes open for a scoring poing guard.
While Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards has climbed up the draft boards to as high as No. 1 based on upside, he put up inefficient numbers on a dreadful team, is a poor outside shooter, has low basketball IQ and the Knicks already have a bedrock piece in RJ Barrett at that position.
Greenberg, the former Virginia Tech coach who hails from Plainview, Long Island, has his own choice for the Knicks. It’s not the sexiest but safest.