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Lamelo Ball interview w/ Warriors
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LaMelo Ball Interviews With Warriors, Knicks

LaMelo Ball said he's only interviewed with the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks in the leadup to the 2020 NBA Draft.

I think Ive (met) with just two teams, the Knicks and Warriors. That was just like a little Zoom call," Ball said on ESPN's Jalen & Jacoby.

The Knicks will reportedly trade down from the eighth pick if Ball or James Wiseman are off the board.

The Warriors are expected to draft a wing with the No. 2 pick, with Deni Avdija currently projected to go to the Warriors by The Ringer.

Ball recently signed a multiyear sneaker endorsement with Puma.



https://www.sny.tv/articles/top-2020-nba-draft-prospect-lamelo-ball-says-knicks-are-one-of-just-two-teams-to-interview-him-thus-far


I think the warriors need to draft him or trade down. You don't pass on the bpa ever unless you're dead set on trading down

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 11:40:33 AM »

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How are Mitchell's (Knicks center) intangibles?  and defense.  Just curious...

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 12:33:17 PM »

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How are Mitchell's (Knicks center) intangibles?  and defense.  Just curious...

He's got a tantalizing Javale McGee-esq quality to him, if that answers your question.

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How are Mitchell's (Knicks center) intangibles?  and defense.  Just curious...

Warriors should try to coax the Knicks into a package consisting of #2 for Mitchell/#8. Not saying that's all that both sides should offer, just the basis of a deal.

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 01:26:30 PM »

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How are Mitchell's (Knicks center) intangibles?  and defense.  Just curious...

Warriors should try to coax the Knicks into a package consisting of #2 for Mitchell/#8. Not saying that's all that both sides should offer, just the basis of a deal.

Ooh. I like that framework, but I think the Warriors could send Wiggins too for Frankie and Randle, with Frankie being absorbed into a trade exception, putting the Warriors under the luxury tax. Then the warriors take Okoro with the 8th pick.

Warriors have Robinson, Randle, Frankie, and Okoro to support their core three.

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 01:54:24 PM »

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How are Mitchell's (Knicks center) intangibles?  and defense.  Just curious...

Warriors should try to coax the Knicks into a package consisting of #2 for Mitchell/#8. Not saying that's all that both sides should offer, just the basis of a deal.

I don't think many Knicks fans would be happy to give up Mitchell Robinson and #8 for #2.
They love Robinson. They'd rather package some picks they obtained from Dallas and/or Clippers, or perhaps take on that Wiggins contract.
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Warriors should try to coax the Knicks into a package consisting of #2 for Mitchell/#8. Not saying that's all that both sides should offer, just the basis of a deal.

I don't think many Knicks fans would be happy to give up Mitchell Robinson and #8 for #2.
They love Robinson. They'd rather package some picks they obtained from Dallas and/or Clippers, or perhaps take on that Wiggins contract.

Knicks brass hasn't cared about their fans in a very, very long time lol.


Warriors should try to coax the Knicks into a package consisting of #2 for Mitchell/#8. Not saying that's all that both sides should offer, just the basis of a deal.

Ooh. I like that framework, but I think the Warriors could send Wiggins too for Frankie and Randle, with Frankie being absorbed into a trade exception, putting the Warriors under the luxury tax. Then the warriors take Okoro with the 8th pick.

Warriors have Robinson, Randle, Frankie, and Okoro to support their core three.

I don't hate the idea of expanding that trade to offload Wiggins. But at the same time, I don't hate Wiggins with that Warriors team. He can play the Harrison Barnes role for them and I think a reduction in usage would really benefit his game. And then from the Knicks perspective, does Thibs want to coach him again? How would a potential core of Ball/Barrett/Wiggins work? (spoiler alert: that core would be a spacing disaster).