Adding fuel to the fire and speculation, prized prospect and New York native Jimmer Fredette appeared on The Dan Patrick Show and revealed that the Knicks are in fact his preferred destination. Fredette admitted he hopes for the Knicks over the Jazz (whom he described as his “1B” preference to the Knicks’ “1A”) even having played his college ball at BYU.
The Knicks are working feverishly to move up in Thursday’s NBA Draft, especially considering the Jazz hold the 12th overall pick (with the Knicks standing at #17). New York would only be able to snag Fredette if they are able to acquire a pick that helps them leapfrog over Utah in the draft.
Aside from attempting to acquire a selection high enough to bring Fredette home to the Big Apple, the Knicks have also had preliminary discussions (as previously reported) with not only the Timberwolves regarding a Toney Douglas for Jonny Flynn swap, but also with the Kings regarding pairing Douglas up with some cash to go Sacramento’s way
in return for Omri Casspi.
Depending on what the Knicks would have to give up in order to move up in the draft, the better route to go still appears to be trading Douglas for Flynn, filling a major void and hopefully finding a longterm solution, without having to surrender too much.