Knicks rumors: New York to prioritize LaMelo Ball, scoring point guard with lottery pick
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Knicks to prioritize scoring point guard with lottery pick

Knicks, LaMelo Ball

The New York Knicks are prioritizing a scoring point guard with a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

According to an NBA source, the Knicks scouting staff has been instructed the top priority is a scoring point guard on whom to use their lottery pick.

The Knicks are currently the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-38. They’re most likely going to be getting a lottery pick in the upcoming draft.

One player that fits the description of a scoring point guard is Lamelo Ball. Ball last played for the NBL in Australia and is projected to be a lottery selection in the upcoming draft.

The 6-foot-5 point guard played phenomenal with the Illawarra Hawks averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 assists, and 7.5 rebounds in 31.5 minutes. He shot 37 percent from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range. In addition, he won the NBL Rookie of the Year Award.

Another scoring point guard who’s projected to be a lottery selection is Cole Anthony. Anthony currently plays for the North Carolina Tar Heels. However, he’s currently injured. Before the injury, Anthony played outstanding as he averaged 19.3 points, 6.4 boards, and 3.6 dishes.

Before the NBA trade deadline, the Knicks were pursuing a trade for point guard D’Angelo Russell. However, they never came into an agreement with the Golden State Warriors.

Nonetheless, it seems like the Knicks are hoping to rebuild their team by selecting a scoring point guard to work alongside RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.