The New York have discussed Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios with each of the teams in the top-5 of the lottery as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings comprise the top-5.
The Suns have had recent conversations with the Knicks on Porzingis, while New York has also had substantive talks with at least two other teams.
The Knicks would like to target Josh Jackson if they do move up.
Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed that Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.
"I don't think I've ever had a player over 25 years of coaching not coming to an exit meeting, so it hasn't happened to me,'' Jackson said. "It happens to other people and other players. His brother and his agent have downplayed it, but still it's a chance for a person to express themselves. I had a real good relationship with Kristaps over the last two years. It was kind of surprising.''
In 2004, Shaquille O'Neal skipped his exit meeting with the Jackson-coached Lakers.