If you didn't know it, the New York Knicks have a grand total of zero - count them ZERO - picks in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft.
Well the new Knicks team president Phil Jackson isn't too happy about that and he intends to do something about it in order to give his team all the help they can get after a terrible season that saw them miss the playoffs.
According to Moke Hamilton of Basketball Insiders, the Knicks are now ‘desperately’ attempting to acquire a first round pick.
“Hearing from multiple fronts that #Knicks are desperately trying to acquire a first round pick. Agents and prospects are being told, too.”
Things could have been a lot worse for New York if it wasn't for the scoring efforts of Carmelo Anthony. And with the All-Star possibly leaving as a free agent this summer, Jackson needs to do all he can to convince Melo to stay and if that means getting extra young pieces then so be it. This could also be a move if Anthony was to leave as well, with players there to step in.
It's already been suggested that the Phoenix Suns, who own four picks overall in the Draft, are looking to move their No. 27 pick for a future pick, as well as the Philadelphia 76ers who have a massive seven selections. These are too potential trade partners and the most likely to do business at the moment.