New York Knicks are preparing for an interesting offseason after losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
According to Marc Berman of NY Post, the Knicks will look to move up in the 2021 NBA Draft having the 19th and 21st pick at their disposal.
“The Knicks are excused from the lottery dais for a change, but that doesn’t mean they can’t move up into lottery position on draft night in late July. They have two first-round picks (19 and 21) and two second-rounders (32, 58).
Chief strategist Brock Aller will look to deal picks and money to move into the lottery, according to sources. Thibodeau doesn’t want too many more prospects on his roster,” Berman wrote.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Knicks are looking to build on their success this season after finishing with the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference.
So, it’s unlikely for New York to have four rookies in their roster next season, especially with Tom Thibodeau in the Knicks’ bench.