NBA Mock Draft: Who do the Knicks take at 8th and 27th?

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As the NBA Draft approaches, let’s see how the picks might fall leading up to the New York Knicks at 8th and 27th.


For the first time since 2015, the New York Knicks could walk away from the first round of the NBA Draft with two first round picks. They own the 8th overall pick as a result of another frustrating finish and the 27th pick from a trade deadline deal for Marcus Morris.

Whom will the Knicks select with those picks? The best way to answer that question is through a mock draft.

The 2020 NBA Draft is only days away, after the longest offseason in NBA history, at least for the teams who weren’t invited to play in the bubble in Orlando.

It has been a unique offseason for scouts who have been forced to rely on film and Zoom sessions to prepare for a draft that is considered wide open after the first few picks. There is wide-ranging opinion on where players will land. Several teams with multiple picks are considered trade candidates. It could be a wild night.

New York has several holes they are trying to fill on their roster, including at the point guard position, and along the wing. Besides playmaking, the team desperately needs shooting.

In understanding who might be available when the Knicks are called to pick, let’s run through a mock draft.

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