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Report: Pelicans not high on Knicks forward Kevin Knox

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The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly not high on New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

The Knicks are expected to try to trade for Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis this summer. New York would likely have to part ways with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Mitchell Robinson, Knox and the multiple future draft picks acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade to acquire Davis.

However, if the Pelicans don’t have interest in Knox, they might not be interested in the Knicks’ package for Davis since it’s going to take a grand haul to get AD.

Knox was the ninth overall pick in the 2018 Draft. He played in 75 games in 2018-19 and averaged 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 37.0 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Pelicans are going to draft Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft and have Julius Randle, Stanley Johnson and Solomon Hill on the roster. Los Angeles Lakers forwards Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram, along with Boston Celtics youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, have higher ceilings than any of the players the Knicks can offer the Pelicans in a trade for Davis.