New York Knicks should do all they can to draft LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball, Illawarra Hawks. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks are in the middle another lost season and it seems like the front office still doesn’t understand. Drafting LaMelo Ball can help change the tide.

New York Knicks President Steve Mills and General Manager Scott Perry came out and said, “playoffs or bust” to the players before the season began. It isn’t looking too good as the Knicks have an awful 13-35 record.

Their main problem, stressed throughout the season, is the Knicks have young players but surrounded them with veterans who can’t shoot.  Not to mention this is ruining spacing because other teams are making NYK beat them while shooting the three.

The offseason acquisitions were pointless, considering the big hole they are in now. Those vets acquired last summer are getting 25+ minutes per game while the 22 and younger players are getting anywhere 15-20 minutes, tops.

I don’t think I am the only one who wants the Knicks to trade their veterans at/before the deadline. At this point, I no idea which way they will go come February 6. I love Marcus Morris, love the attitude he has brought to this team and how passionate he is to the sport. The Knicks, however, have to trade him for either a young asset or a first-round draft pick.

If the New York Knicks really want to re-sign him in the offseason, all you have to do is ask him where he wants to go for the remainder of the season. They could even send Morris home to Philadelphia, let him go on a championship run, and sign him long-term over the summer.