Knicks Want Jimmer
ESPN’s Chad Ford is reporting that the Knicks are just one of several teams looking to trade up in the draft.
Ford: “Sources say that the Charlotte Bobcats (9), Milwaukee Bucks (10) and Golden State Warriors (11) are also open to moving their pick. In this case the interest is all pretty specific. The Knicks, and a handful of other teams, are trying to get ahead of the Jazz. The target? BYU’s Jimmer Fredette.”
Ford says that the Utah Jazz sitting at #12 really like Fredette and more than likely he’ll be their pick if he’s still around. Jimmer would be a great fit in D’Antoni’s system but at what cost. The Knicks would likely have to give up either Landry Fields or Toney Douglas along with the 17th pick in this year’s draft in order to move ahead of the Jazz. Personally, I would definitely hold onto TD so that he could be used in the potential Jonny Flynn trade I discussed yesterday. I wouldn’t be opposed to moving fields to get Jimmer though. Fields struggled mightily once Melo came over via trade and just looked very uncomfortable on the floor. Jimmer could thrive in an up-tempo offense like New Yorks and will definitely make teams think twice about doubling down on Melo or Amare in the post.