Knicks: 3 options for the 8th overall pick, given what we know

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Florida State Seminoles guard Devin Vassell (24) talks to ESPN after a game between FSU and Louisville at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

Who does it seem the New York Knicks like for the 8th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft?

It seems like forever ago when we learned the New York Knicks will select 8th overall in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. When will the draft finally occur? Well, as of now, the plan is for November 18. But in this crazy year, nothing is written in stone.

As we enter October, I thought it would be interesting to look at three options for whom the Knicks could select with their early first round pick based on what we know now.

As reports leak about potential fits for New York, you never know what is real versus speculation. We try our best to sift through the noise to identify themes that make sense. But until Adam Silver announces a name on draft night – most likely virtually this year – everyone is guessing.

So how do we make sense of it all? We start connecting dots. We know what the Knicks need: they need a point guard, or simply a playmaker; they desperately need shooting; and they are looking to add players who complement the young cornerstone pieces already on the roster in RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.

Would the Knicks pass up on a player like Obi Toppin if he were to somehow fall to them at eight? Probably not. In fact Jonathan Macri reports “one league source I spoke to feels that if he’s there, he is “100%” going to be the [Knicks’] choice.” Depending on how the picks in front of them shake out, the Knicks might suddenly find themselves drafting a player who most mocks considered out of their range.

But given what we know now, let’s take a look at three realistic options for the 8th overall pick.

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