The New York Knicks could trade up at the 2018 NBA Draft. The question is: Which prospects would actually be worth trading up for?
The New York Knicks have secured two opportunities to ace the 2018 NBA Draft. The No. 9 overall selection promises to yield a quality prospect with some measure of star potential, while the No. 36 pick could enable New York to take a prospect who slipped through the cracks.
For as intriguing as those selections may be, there’s a growing belief that the Knicks could attempt to trade up come June 21.
It’s conceivable that general manager Scott Perry and the Knicks will stand their ground and avoid any significant changes. That would preserve the current structure of the roster and enable New York to maintain its present day Draft strategy.
A trade up, however, would enable the Knicks to have a broader selection of prospects, as well as an opportunity to pick from the cream of the crop.
In some instances, a trade up would mean going from No. 9 to the top five. In others, it would mean packaging the No. 36 pick with a veteran such as shooting guard Courtney Lee in order to acquire a late first-round draft pick.
The question is: Which prospects should the New York Knicks give serious consideration to trading up for at the 2018 NBA Draft?