If Knox can develop into a ball handling small forward he could make New York a really interesting team to watch. He is a raw mess of talent, but has a nice jumper and a solid all around game. Put next to the unicorn he helps keep the floor spread and adds a lot of versatility.
In an ideal world, I would love to see Miles Bridges go here. If Trae Young managed to slip this far down New York would lose its mind.
If LeBron is gone, which I assume he is, then this should be Mikal Bridges. However, I suspect the Cavs are going to go full desperation mode to surround LeBron with new talent and this is the best chip they’ve got. In terms of who has the most trade value here, it’s the perpetually underappreciated Wendell Carter. To watch him play reminds me very much of Al Horford’s game. Very basic and lethally effective. He might be a great fit in a team that’s about to overpay for this pick, like say the Spurs…
In addition to taking a look at Bridges I expect them to be strong contenders for Porter if he falls this far.
Any time you have the chance to take the potentially best player in the draft at number seven, you jump all over it. That’s what the Bulls should do here. If Porter was healthy he may well be the best player not named Ayton. Unfortunately, all we can do is speculate. He’s not quite Kevin Durant size, but he’s bigger than Paul George with a similar range of tools. He’d be a perfect fit for the Bulls young core.
Mikal Bridges makes a lot of sense as well in this spot and I think that Wendell Carter deserves a long look as well.