Colin Cowherd says Knicks shouldn’t trade No. 1 pick for Anthony Davis if they get it
If the Knicks get the No. 1 pick, they would likely take Duke star Zion Williamson. Davis has requested a trade from the Pelicans, and it’s likely going to take a grand haul to acquire him. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium says New York will likely look into trading for Davis if it wins the top pick.
Cowherd explains why the Knicks would be foolish to do this:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 14, 2019
The Knicks have been heavily linked to signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this summer in free agency. Hypothetically, New York could have a Big Three of Durant, Irving and Davis, or KD, Kyrie and Zion.
Davis is 26 and one of the best players in the league. He averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game this season. AD, however, has had injury issues.
Williamson, meanwhile, has nuclear athleticism and his whole career ahead of him. He put up 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in his lone season at Duke.
The NBA Draft is in June while free agency begins in July. The Knicks will have a big decision to make if they do get the No. 1 overall pick. If the franchise gets some type of assurance that Durant and Irving will with them in free agency, the Knicks would have to consider trading Zion for AD since they could contend for a championship next season with KD, Irving and Davis in the mix.