The New York Knicks have a chance to trade up at the 2018 NBA Draft, but how exactly would general manager Scott Perry be able to pull it off?
The New York Knicks are closing in on an event that could reverse the misfortune of years past. After dwindling in obscurity for far too long, the Knicks could utilize the 2018 NBA Draft to find the prospects who will push the organization towards a brighter future.
The question is: Are the Knicks satisfied with the opportunities they project to have to find their stars of the tomorrow on June 21?
New York is currently in possession of the No. 9 and No. 36 overall selections in the 2018 NBA Draft. Both picks could yield significant talent, including the No. 9 pick that has previously produced the likes of DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Gordon Hayward, and Kemba Walker.
No. 9 is also where Hall of Fame players Tracy McGrady and Dirk Nowitzki, as well as former Knick and All-NBA mainstay Amar’e Stoudemire, were selected.
Furthermore, the No. 36 overall selection recently produced 2016-17 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon. Thus, one could understandably believe that the Knicks are in a position to find high-level players who will anchor the rotation for years to come.
Yet, as possibilities circulate and the Knicks look for the best way to prepare for the future, one question continues to beckon.
If the New York Knicks aren’t satisfied with picking at No. 9 and No. 36 overall, then could they trade up at the 2018 NBA Draft?