NY Knicks: Are James Bouknight and Moses Moody prime trade-up targets?

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NY Knicks: Moses Moody could be a perfect fit on the wing

Moses Moody is a prospect who may not go until right before New York picks at 19. Still, if a team drafted him within the top-10, it wouldn’t be a surprise.

Moody just turned 19-years-old at the end of May but has some advanced shooting and size for his age. He averaged just under 17 points per game in his freshman season for the Arkansas Razorbacks and looks like he could be a productive NBA player for a long time.

We still don’t know what will happen with Knicks in free agency, but really, there aren’t a lot of wings that bring a dynamic skillset. Moody could add a dimension to the Knicks’ small forward group that they don’t currently have – a wing who can put the ball on the floor.

Moody still has some work to do with his ball-handling but he can create shots for himself off the dribble. For as good of a role player as Reggie Bullock was, if he wasn’t open when he caught the ball, he’s not going to create much of anything.

Moody measured in with terrific size at the NBA Draft combine – 6’6 with shoes on and a massive 7’1.75 wingspan. The wingspan is going to make scouts ooo and aah.

That kind of size projects well for someone who can play either the 2-guard or small forward at the next level. What makes Moody so attractive as a prospect is the floor + ceiling.

Moody is a knockdown shooter already who can fill in nicely as a spot-up guy surrounding Julius Randle. It’s easy to see him being a nice shooting wing for a long time.

He still has plenty of untapped potential and could grow into a dynamic, 3-level scorer that could be a valuable addition for this NY Knicks team today and in the future. He’s not the only potential high-level scorer they could be eyeing.