Report: Knicks will attempt to buy second-round pick, says team president Phil Jackson
The Knicks don't have any picks in June's draft but that could soon change, as team president Phil Jackson told Marc Berman of the New York Post that the Knicks will look to buy a second-round pick.
Jackson said the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks -- teams with more picks this year than open roster spots -- are potential targets to make a deal.
"We have limited amount of funds we can use. Teams do sell draft picks. If teams are willing to allow us to buy a draft pick for a player we want to have at a position, we’ll do it...We’re not going to run ourselves into the ground if it doesn’t work out."
The Sixers own pick Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 55 in the second round of the NBA Draft this year, in addition to the No. 3 and 10 picks in the first round. The Bucks own the No. 2 overall pick in the draft and also Nos. 31, 36 and 48 in the second round.
The Knicks will also spend June looking at Lamar Odom, who is scheduled to workout at the team's training facility on Monday, according to the report. New York's front office will also continue to try to convince franchise forward Carmelo Anthony to stay in New York, despite his option to opt-out of the final year of his contract in July and explore other potential destinations.