In the last 24 hours or so, there have been a lot of whispers within the landscape of the NBA as to whether or not the New York Knicks would trade the No.1 overall pick and other young assets in a potential deal to land Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis.
Per Ian Begley of SNYtv, if the Knicks could somehow land The Brow's services, the six-time All-Star would be open to re-signing with New York at the end of the 2018-2019 season.
Worth noting: there remains no consensus in the Knicks org about NYK including their 2019 first-round pick in a trade for Anthony Davis, per SNY sources. More here: https://t.co/n3uRhg3KaA— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) May 14, 2019
Additionally, Begley is even confident that the Knickerbockers might not even have to trade their 2019 lottery pick, but would have to cough up future first-rounders.
“There are scenarios where the Knicks can trade Davis without giving up its 2019 first-round pick," said Begley. "One scenario? They could sign one max free agent and still trade for Davis without giving up the 2019 top pick. It seems like a safe bet that they’d have to give up future first-round picks to make a deal work.”
If Begley's sources are credible it seems like the Knicks COULD theoretically end up with Zion Williamson, Kevin Durant, AND Anthony Davis. The reporter also claims that the Pelicans inquired about including Kevin Knox in a potential deal. But we presume the winning-starved MSG faithful would be OK with that.
How are we feeling Knicks fans? It seems like a genuine pipe dream but if there were ever a city to rely heavily on fantasies, it's certainly the Big Apple.