Boston Celtics: 3 teams most likely to trade for the No. 14 pick

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New York Knicks

The New York Knicks may have their eyes set on moving up in the draft to land a target like LaMelo Ball or Deni Avdija, but they may find it tough to move enough to get into position to draft either of them.

If the talent level drops dramatically by the time New York is on the clock at the #8 pick, perhaps they can look to move back in the draft instead. Realistically, the team has holes all over the roster when you consider the very real possibility that most of their impending free agents don’t return.

R.J. Barrett and Mitchell Robinson seem like the only two Knicks with a future at 4 Penn Plaza. The veterans signed in the summer of 2019–in the wake of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s decision to join the Brooklyn Nets–all seem like goners after a season of regression across the board (besides Elfrid Payton). Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox and Dennis Smith Jr. all seem like lost souls in a rotation none were able to see a lion share of minutes in.

A logical move for New York would be to nab an additional first-round pick if they no longer have a desired target available. The Boston Celtics could use a high-end lottery talent, and if someone is on their mind near the top of the draft board, they should engage the Knicks in trade talks.