Knicks are high on LaMelo Ball?
LaMelo Ball could be the second Ball brother to be drafted into a top market.
In a mailbag article this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post received a question about if the New York Knicks would be interested in Lonzo Ball, who was formerly a CAA client and left upon Leon Rose’s departure for the Knicks. Berman replied that the Knicks would be more interested in LaMelo, who is projected to be a top-three pick in this year’s draft. Berman notes that the team seeks a scoring point guard and that LaMelo has the most upside.
The 18-year-old Ball stands 6-foot-7 and averaged 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game playing professionally last season in NBL Australia. Point guard is the position of greatest need for the Knicks, and they did not get more than 10 points a game out of any of their point guards this season.
LaMelo’s father recently explained why the Knicks would be the best fit for his son, and it sounds like there might actually be some mutual interest there.