It was an unremarkable 2016-17 campaign for the Knicks as the team failed to reach the NBA playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Finishing the year as a bottom 10 team in the league, the Knicks will now focus on June's NBA Draft, in which they're guaranteed a top 10 pick. Below are three players the Knicks might target at the draft.
1. Josh Jackson: A potential top three pick, Jackson might already be off the board by the time the Knicks make their selection, but he fits a need for New York. The two-way forward averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds with Kansas this past season.
2. Malik Monk: A skilled shooter, Monk was a standout freshman for the University of Kentucky in 2016-17. A high-volume scorer, he could be a potential replacement for the aging Carmelo Anthony.
3. De'Aaron Fox: As good as Monk was with Kentucky this season, Fox was arguably more important to the team. The freshman is an adept passer and fills the Knicks’ current necessity for a point guard.