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REPORT: Knicks ‘seriously mulling’ trading 8th pick, moving down in 2020 Draft

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As it stands today, the New York Knicks currently own the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. However, all of that may change in November, as it is now being reported that the ‘Bockers may opt to trade down.

Per Marc Berman of The New York Post, the Knicks are “seriously” considering the possibility of trading out of that No. 8 spot, especially if their primary targets are no longer available.

According to two league sources, the Knicks are seriously mulling trading back in the Nov. 18 draft unless big man James Wiseman or point guard LaMelo Ball fall back to the eighth spot.

Unfortunately for the Knicks, it does not appear as though big Wiseman or Ball will fall to them at No. 8. While that would be great for New York, the two will more than likely be off the board within the top five if not top three picks in the first round. Both Wiseman and Ball are widely considered to be two of the top players in this year’s NBA Draft class.

With that said, the Knicks would need to trade up to ultimately select one of the two up-and-comers.

According to Berman’s report, the Knicks “love” Wiseman and Ball while New York isn’t really too keen on any other players in the 2020 NBA Draft class.