NY Knicks: Trading for one of these stretch-5s would add a scoring punch

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 14: Kelly Olynyk #9 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 14, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Olynyk;Robert Covington
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 14: Kelly Olynyk #9 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 14, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Olynyk;Robert Covington /
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NY Knicks Target #3: Bol Bol

Looking for a bit more height than Covington can provide? We have you covered!

The Bol Bol experiment in Denver has resulted in one of the more intriguing cases in the league. At first glance, the third-year pro’s career averages of 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 47% shooting clip is nothing to covet.

However, Bol’s unique 7’2″, 220lb frame, combined with a solid shooting stroke (36% from three and 67% from the free-throw line) and unique ball handling and driving skills create a seemingly unprecedented package.

Bol’s raw talent should limit his potential to develop into a star player like his father Manute Bol. However, the younger Bol has proven his NBA value.

His ability to shoot from outside and keep his defender close due to his threat to drive to the basket would create a new and interesting weapon.

Additionally, Bol’s famous heritage and notable fan following would each thrive in NYC.

NY Knicks Target #4: Mo Bamba

Bamba is a career 32% three-point shooter who averages a solid four attempts per contest. While he has failed to live up to the expectations Orlando help when they selected him #6 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, he is a solid young player with room to grow.

Bleachers Report has speculated that Bamba could be available at the deadline. His unexciting counting stats should also result in a relatively low price tag.

Bamba’s presence on the floor could provide a noticeable spacing advantage over either Mitchell Robinson or Nerlens Noel. His impressive length could also be a defensive fit with head coach Tom Thibodeau. While his outside shooting stroke does leave plenty to be desired, he does provide a new skillset at an affordable price.

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