NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks Ready to Sacrifice Their Draft Position

The 2019-20 season has ended with Los Angeles Lakers as the champions. Now it’s time for the offseason and draft picks for the next year. There are rumors around New York Knicks giving away their eighth pick in the 2020 draft. Well, what could be the possible reasons?

Knicks finished 12th in the Eastern Conference standings this season with a 21-45 record. With a great hand in the NBA draft lottery, they earned the eighth pick. But guess what? There are rumors around the Knicks going down the ladder in the lottery.

“The Knicks are seriously mulling trading back in the Nov. 18 draft unless big man James Wiseman or point guard LaMelo Ball fall back to the eighth spot,” said a statement by the New York Post.

Both players, LaMelo Ball or James Wiseman, aren’t looking to fit in Knicks’ picking pattern. It’s unlikely that either of the two will find a spot in the eighth pick.

New York Knicks have an eye on Tyrese Maxey for the upcoming draft

It seems like the Knicks are looking for a late lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Those guesses are getting confirmed day-by-day as they are showing a great deal of interest in young boy from Kentucky, Tyrese Maxey. A source told New York Post that, “One player that’s been on their (Knicks) radar as a late-lottery guy is combo guard Tyrese Maxey, a one-and-doner from Kentucky.”

“You take someone at 8, you expect a home run. I don’t know if they think there’s a home-run guy there. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t make that pick.”

Tyrese Maxey is a 6 ft 3-inch point guard from Kentucky. He has his offensive strengths inside the paint and in the mid-range. Adding to that, he is great on the defense, a quality that is wary of the Knicks roster in general. Maxey may add something more to the team with his capabilities.

Well, we are yet to see how these draft picks go on for the next season. It will be interesting how the NBA teams build from here on.

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