Seven best prospects the Knicks could consider after the NBA Draft lottery


A look at seven players who might intrigue the Knicks after Thursday’s NBA Draft Lottery results:There is no better risk-reward perspective in the project. The 6-foot-7 electric playmaker has the athletic talent to become an All-Star and a difference maker in a draft they lack. However, he was a poor 3-point shooter – much like his brother Lonzo – and his defensive intensity was questionable in Australia. Plus, an unhappy Lavar Ball can tear up a franchise. Knicks president Leon Rose is all about the head and power of the stars. Rose once represented the Ball Brothers.

If the Knicks make the top three and can’t get Ball, the Georgia Shooting Guardian has an appeal as another potential risk-reward star. He has a great body and elite athleticism, but struggles with his outside shot (40.6 field goal percentage). It is a crude freight train that can excel in a rising system and is a great jumper. Edwards’ fit with RJ Barrett, a perimeter shooting challenge, isn’t perfect.

Cole Anthony et LaMelo Ball
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Despite having a poor freshman season in North Carolina, the New York product has the potential to be a goalie and would love to have a chance at making the home team. Greg Anthony’s son would become the face of the franchise, but scouts are divided over whether he can ever be a true playmaker.

If Rose is as fond of writing a playmaker as her predecessor Steve Mills, Iowa State’s Haliburton will be considered. It ticks a lot of the boxes – a solid 3-point shooter with a high basketball IQ and size – but isn’t explosive.

Potentially the top Israeli lottery pick, he’s a two-way forward who can pass, defend and shoot from the outside, but at 19 he can face a big learning curve despite being on Maccabi Tel. Aviv.

The Knicks have already “zoomed in” with the star player of the German League who grew up in France, according to French media. The left-handed playmaker is from the United States but can speak French with Frank Ntilikina. The 19-year-old is a project but creative with a good vision – smooth in every way.

The Kentucky combo guard comes with a rave review in The Post from new assistant coach Kenny Payne. Despite being slightly undersized, Maxey could turn into a dynamo and tenacious defender. Maybe the sleeper.


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