With Lonzo Ball possibly available via trade, would Knicks have interest?

Lonzo Ball drives on LaMelo Ball
Lonzo Ball drives on LaMelo Ball

In the offseason, the Knicks did their research on the point guard circumstance in New Orleans. However the research they did at that point wasn’t about Lonzo Ball.

Now, 2 months from the 2021 trade due date, some groups think Ball will be readily available in trade situations for the ideal asking cost, SNY sources state, verifying an Athletic report.

One group keeping track of the circumstance stated the Pelicans worth Ball and won’t deal him without getting a substantial return.

Ball is set to be a limited complimentary representative this offseason. If New Orleans thinks it won’t re-sign the previous No. 2 general choice, it’s rational for the Pelicans to check out trade chances for Ball. The Pelicans prepared Kira Lewis Jr. with their 2020 lottery game choice, a sign that they weren’t dedicated to Ball as their future point player.

Would the Knicks have interest? That’s uncertain. However the introduction of novice Immanuel Quickley might make New york city less apt to trade for a young point player.

Getting in the 2020 offseason, there had actually been assistance in some corners of Madison Square Garden for a trade to get Ball. Plainly, the assistance wasn’t strong enough for New york city to make a deal.

LaVar Ball, Lonzo’s daddy, stated in late November on Shannon Sharpe’s podcast – Club Shay Shay — that the Knicks and Detroit Pistons had interest in obtaining Lonzo Ball, LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball as a bundle.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.