The New York Knicks are reportedly targeting a scoring point guard in the upcoming NBA draft, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Though this class isn’t as loaded as in past drafts, the Knicks have quite a number of options to choose from. However, among all the possible prospects they can target, New York should make it a priority to nab LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Ball is arguably the top prospect among the field of point guards in this draft. However, he is not the consensus first overall pick. Other top choices include Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards, Maccabi Tel Aviv swingman Deni Avdija, and center James Wiseman, among others.
Needless to say, should the ping-pong balls go New York’s way and they somehow land the No. 1 overall pick come June, they shouldn’t hesitate in investing their selection with the youngest of the Ball brothers.
The Knicks currently have the fifth-worst record in the NBA and have long been searching for their point guard of the future. The Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. experiments are going nowhere so far, and Elfrid Payton surely isn’t going to cut it. They also aggressively pursued D’Angelo Russell at the February trade deadline, but they lost out on that as well.