New York Knicks: 5 compelling prospects to consider at 2020 NBA Draft

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The New York Knicks have a long list of options at the 2020 NBA Draft. Here are five compelling prospects who may just be the answer to New York’s woes.

The New York Knicks will enter the 2020 NBA offseason in a state of flux. The roster is flush with more young talent than at any point since 2010, but the absence of an Amar’e Stoudemire type figure to tie it all together has subject this unit to the double-edged sword of the word, “Potential.”

There is undeniable room for growth from a roster that’s built around RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, and Mitchell Robinson, but something appears to be missing.

Power forwards Julius Randle and Bobby Portis have pieced together solid seasons from a pure production perspective. Marcus Morris Sr. was doing the same before he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, and Moe Harkless has looked impressive since he arrived in that very trade.

There have even been strong signs of long-term value from journeymen such as point guard Elfrid Payton and swingman Reggie Bullock.

The lack of a true No. 1 has placed a clear ceiling on the Knicks’ pursuit of immediate success, however, and it’s unclear if said player will emerge from the current pack. As such, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype of pursuing a player who could provide an immediate impact.

With an abundance of cap space projecting to be available in 2021, and a roster that should not yet be given up on, however, the Knicks should be looking at both edges of said sword.

Thankfully, there are 2020 NBA Draft prospects who could help New York take a significant step towards a return to relevance.

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