Considering both players are expected to be selected in the top five, the Knicks will be actively shopping the pick. Wiseman is ranked as the top big man in the draft and No. 3 overall on ESPN’s best available list, while Ball is ranked No. 2 overall behind fellow guard Anthony Edwards.
This doesn’t necessarily mean the Knicks want to move out of the lottery. They’re looking to move into the 12-15 range and acquire a player on a rookie contract as part of the deal.
New York could have plenty of company in terms of teams seeking to move down, as the November 18 draft is generally considered weak with no surefire stars.
Berman shares some other insights: