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NBA Draft Rumors: Knicks ‘desperately’ trying to trade for first round pick

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We’ve already heard noise suggesting that the New York Knicks, void of any picks in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft were attempting to trade for a selection, however it was believed they were looking for a second round pick.

That could still be the case, but according to Moke Hamilton of Basketball Insiders, the Knicks are now ‘desperately’ attempting to acquire a first round pick.

“Hearing from multiple fronts that are desperately trying to acquire a first round pick. Agents and prospects are being told, too.”

It’s a smart move from the Knicks considering so many teams, especially in the late lotto, seem willing to part with their selection. Of course, the problem for New York is going to be finding a team willing to trade such a pick with the Knicks lack of assets.

New York certainly doesn’t have anything that can nab them a lottery pick, so they’re likely looking at the mid teen’s as a best case scenario.

A more likely scenario would be the Knicks possibly falling into the 20′s though as most teams in that range are more than open to moving a pick considering they’re usually near the salary ceiling and first round picks come attached with a guaranteed contract.

We’ve already heard that the Phoenix Suns, who own four picks overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, are looking to move their No. 27 pick for a future pick, so that’s the type of scenario the Knicks are likely looking for an opposed to moving higher up which seems like a pipe dream.

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  • xnyer

    When you have dumb GM’s like the Knicks hae in the past who trade away the #1 and 2nd pick you deserve what you get…………EX Steve Mills and Isiah Thomas. and then dolen wonders why the Knicks suck

  • Big Blue

    Find a way to get Shabazz Napier, clone of Kemba but plays better defense, would be a franchize PG who can shoot from 25 feet out and penetrate to collapse defenses. Ice in his veins.

  • Donnie Walsh

    Not sure about the validity of the SI.Com Post claiming Knicks cannot trade into the lottery since The Kings have offered The Knicks their 8th Pick for Tyson Chandler.
    The Guy is a Bonafide Bum – Move him for the 8th Pick – Damn Phil !!

    • Hush Pearson

      so is this bs or can you back that

      • Donnie Walsh

        It was posted in The Sacramento Bee several weeks ago ! Why would I make it up?
        Apparently, The Kings see Cousins as more of a Power Forward and would like to pair a Vet Center w/a defensive presence with him. They like Chandler and can take him w/o sending back Players if Rudy Gay decides to opt of his $19M contract.