The New York Knicks are in active discussions offering cash considerations to acquire a draft pick in the late first-round to early second-round range, sources told RealGM.
The Knicks have worked out several players, including France’s Mam Jaiteh, selling the potential that the team will push hard to acquire a pick in their range.
Jaiteh, a 6-foot-11 big man, has intrigued the Knicks and is a rising prospect whose workout circuit includes 12 visits in 19 days. He isn’t expected to fall past the mid-second round, and has accelerated within teams’ draft rankings — including the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers.
New York, sources said, will soon also work out forward Richaun Holmes out of Bowling Green. Holmes used the Portsmouth Invitational to ascend onto draft boards and into first-round predraft workouts.