Granted the New York Knicks have a number 48 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, it’s safe to assume this rumor makes sense. Also, take into account that the Knickerbocker franchise is strapped for cash next season, New York is eager to get their hands wet with the talent-laden draft this year.
The Knicks and Nets are said to be exploring ways to obtain a first-round pick. The Knicks currently hold the No. 48 overall selection, while the Nets’ first choice comes at No. 57. It may not be as difficult as it sounds, either. According to one general manager, several teams with two first-rounders are looking to trade down. The teams mentioned most include the Trail Blazers, Warriors and Celtics.
It will be interesting to see what the Knicks or the Nets have up their sleeve as Draft night draws near, as mentioned, plenty of teams that have first round picks are looking to trade down.