Knicks Draft Options 2020: 8th Overall

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Last week, the New York Knicks found out they have the 8th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Another year of tanking down the drain due to bad luck in the lottery. Although it wasn’t New York’s desired spot, they have lots of options with the 8th pick.

One option is to trade up in the draft. If they have a specific target in mind, the Knicks could try and trade up to the top 3. At the 3rd pick, they have good options like LaMelo Ball and Killian Hayes. After all, they are in desperate need of a point guard.

Another option for the Knicks is to consider keeping the 8th pick and drafting a point guard. Devin Vassell, out of Florida State University specializes in 3&D play style. Ball and Hayes will most likely be gone at 8, and Vassell is a solid alternative option. The way  Tim Thibodeau ran the Bulls and Timberwolves, he loved having defensive guards to work with.

Lastly, NYK can trade further back in the draft. It is possible that the Knicks can find a team willing to trade up to 8. In return, the Knicks can benefit from earning extra picks or even players to help build the team. For example, one trade that makes sense is if the Kings would want to trade up. The Knicks could ask for their pick and a veteran like Bogdan Bogdanovic, who averaged 15 PPG last season. There really are endless options for the Knicks come draft night.

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Hi, my name is Ethan Granito. I am 15 years old and I am a writer for the Knicks. The other New York teams I root for are the Yankees, Giants, and Islanders. Ever since I was a kid, my dad has taught me to love these teams and to never support another fanbase. Some of my favorite moments from each team was the 2009 World Series, the 2012 Super Bowl, the span of Linsanity, and the 2016 playoff series against the Panthers. Although I am a fan of these 4 teams, I have always had a special connection to the Knicks. Growing up, my dad was the coach of my basketball team throughout all of the years that I played. We played in a rec league, so he chose the name Knicks of course. After all of these years playing, I not only became really close with the game of basketball, but as well as becoming a bigger Knicks fan than ever before. One season I even wore #25 for Derrick Rose when he was on the team! (clearly didn’t work out though) My goal as a writer is to become the best possible writer I can be, and keep practicing so I can further my career in sports journalism. My dream is to become the next Stephen A Smith and have my own talk show on ESPN. If you have any feedback please contact me on instagram @ethangranito and I will respond as soon as possible. Thank you!
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