Three Players the Knicks Could Target in the 2019 NBA Draft


Zion Williamson pic
Zion Williamson

Longtime New Jersey resident Harvey Bell is a supporter of The Lawfare Project and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. In his free time, Harvey Bell enjoys watching the National Basketball Association (NBA) New York Knicks.

The Knicks have a disappointing win-loss record of 8-17 through the first 25 games of the 2018-19 season and will likely end up in the lottery once again for the 2019 NBA Draft. Fortunately, many talented players are eligible to be drafted, including the following three, who may be available when the Knicks are on the clock:

1. Zion Williamson – One of the most hyped freshmen in college basketball, Williamson is a 6-foot-7, 285-pound forward with Duke University who has an unmatched combination of size and athleticism. He’s the projected first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

2. R.J. Barrett – If Williamson isn’t the first pick in the draft, Barrett, his Canadian teammate, could be. Last year, Barrett was the Gatorade National Player of the Year and the Naismith College Player of the Year.

3. Bol Bol – Another player the Knicks would be thrilled to draft is 7-foot-2 center Bol Bol of Oregon University. The son of former NBA player Manute Bol had an impressive 18.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, and four blocks per game through his first four games of the 2018-19 season.