NY Knicks: 3 Players NY can trade up for in the 2021 NBA Draft

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NY Knicks: Moses Moody would bring elite shooting

I clearly want the Knicks to add shooting if my article about adding perimeter shooters in free agency was not enough of a hint. Not only is Moody probably the best shooter on this list, but he is also the cheapest option trade-wise.

The 6’6 Arkansas shooting guard struggled mightily in March Madness, shooting 17% from deep. This will probably lower his value to the back-end of the lottery. If he falls in the 10-14 range, the Knicks would only have to trade up a few spots, protecting the majority of their assets in the process.

Moody looks like a future 3-and-D player in the NBA. With a lethal corner shooting ability, gritty defense, and being an underrated offensive rebounder, his style fits well with the Knicks.

Moody averaged around one steal and block per game, so even if Tom Thibodeau doesn’t love rookies, Moody gives a strong case for becoming a player similar to what Devin Vassell on the San Antonio Spurs has been doing in his rookie year.

Moody would also be a good player to add to the team as Reggie Bullock hits free agency this summer. Bullock has played very well here, and teams will notice that and be willing to pay him more than the 4.2 million the Knicks are.

On top of this, drafting Moody gives team President Leon Rose leverage in contract negotiations with Bullock, as they could have someone already on the roster to be Bullock’s replacement.