Fail to move up in draft
“I think you have an idea, a loose idea, of where guys may or may not fall in the draft. Obviously you want to talk to as many guys as you project in your range,” Perry said. “But also, historically, I’ve liked to try to broaden that range because going into the draft you never know what could occur. There may be trade opportunities to move up or down, whatever the case may be. So I think it’s important for us as an organization to know as much about all these guys as we can regardless of where they’re projected.”
If the Knicks opt to address their priority and draft a small forward, Villanova’s Mikal Bridges and Michigan State’s Miles Bridges are projected to fall in their range. Michael Porter Jr. has a bigger upside if he drops to the Knicks. But what happens if Oklahoma’s Trae Young falls to the Knicks? Or Alabama’s Collin Sexton? Would they draft a guard even with so many – Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Ron Baker – already on the roster?
“It would only make sense if you feel that guard is far and away better than what you have on the roster,” said Perry. “And we haven’t been able to make that determination yet.”
Guard glut aside, the Knicks’ needs are plentiful and, with likely no cap space, the draft is their