The Anthony Davis trade is postponed until the summer, as the Pelicans failed to strike a deal before the deadline. The consensus is that the Pels are waiting for Boston, who seemingly has more assets than any other team can offer right now.
But maybe we shouldn’t hold our breath on Davis arriving in Massachusetts just yet.
According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, the Knicks may have an offer worth listening to this coming July, so long as that offer includes Zion Williamson.
“When New Orleans didn’t trade Davis this month, the window for the Lakers to get him decreased dramatically. Now Boston can offer a far more appealing package than Los Angeles is capable of putting together. And if the Celtics get him, Boston can offer him a chance to win — which he says is his main priority — on a team alongside Irving well into the next decade. The one team that could possibly outbid the Celtics is the Knicks — but only if they manage to win the top pick in the lottery, and with it the chance to draft Duke superstar Zion Williamson.”
With the Lakers as a long-shot to get Davis, the Knicks are the only squad with the chance to threaten the Celtics’ in the bidding war.
Zion Williamson, along with Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr., and some additional picks sure sounds enticing. But it only really works if they end up with the top pick in the upcoming draft.
So far, the Knicks are well on their way to increase their chances. And, if they do end up with that first pick, it could change everything.