Barring any trades between here and the NBA draft, the New York Knicks are going to end up selecting at No. 24. That’s more than low enough, but it’s the price the Knicks gladly pay for bringing playoff basketball back to the Big Apple.
Although the Knicks are performing better than they have in years, the team needs to add some depth considering that they are fielding the oldest team in NBA history.
For most of the season, draft experts have been talking about the need to add a backup center. While it wouldn’t be unreasonable to add a big man, it seems more and more likely for the team to add a guard. That chance would increase tenfold if J.R. Smith were to leave the team after the season.
Here are some of the prospects the Knicks have to target in this year’s draft.