The New York Knicks have a 14 percent chance of winning the lottery this season with Zion Williamson considered the unanimous best player available. But if the Knicks win the lottery, they will likely try to use Williamson in a trade for Anthony Davis.
"The Knicks getting that No. 1 overall pick impacts the Anthony Davis potential trade talks. I'm told if the Knicks get the No. 1 overall pick, they would then shift their focus towards a potential deal for Anthony Davis in Zion Williams with the No. 1 overall pick and potentially Kevin Knox. They could pair both of those guys in a trade for Anthony Davis.
"There might not be another team out there who has a better package than the Knicks if they were to get the No. 1 overall pick. That's where really the Knicks would shift their focus. That would arm them in free agency with Anthony Davis. All of these star players: Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, the list goes on and on. Most of these guys want to play with other stars, want to play on teams that can compete deep and long in playoff runs. That's exactly what Anthony Davis would give the Knicks. He would give them a guy they could then try to sway Kevin Durant to join that franchise."
Davis requested a trade from the Pelicans in January and the franchise is likely to finally deal him this offseason.