The New York Knicks organization and fans have had enough of mediocre years, and are doing everything in their power to be able to land a big star in the 2020 NBA Draft.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported New York have moved up in the draft, and acquired Utah Jazz’s pick at No. 23 for the 27th and 38th picks. Following this move, the Knicks are picking at No. 8 and No. 23.
The Jazz will also send the Knicks the draft rights to 2008 second-round pick Ante Tomic, who isn't expected to join the NBA.
ESPN Sources: The New York Knicks are moving up in Wednesday’s NBA Draft, acquiring the Utah Jazz’s pick at No. 23 for the 27th and 38th picks tonight. Knicks are now picking at Nos. 8 and No. 23. https://t.co/fjVHs85nY5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
This could be bigger than we imagine for them, as they may try to create a package to get one of the top 3 picks in the 2020 NBA Draft. Prior to the lottery, LaVar Ball, father of potential No. 1 pick LaMelo Ball, said he really likes the environment at the Madison Square Garden, and that could possibly be the ideal spot for 'Melo' to play in.
November 18t could be a big night for Knicks fans, as well as for the new president of basketball operations Leon Rose. Rose, who replaced Steve Mills in the position, arrived to New York back in March and is now facing the most important night of his Knicks tenure.