the pistons selected Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 pick, forming a potentially dynamic backcourt with last year’s top pick, Cade Cunningham.
however, the knicks didn’t give up on their pursuit of Ivey easily. They are trying to make a deal with Detroit to acquire the jet-quick point guard out of Purdue, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer (twitter link) and SNY TV’s Ian Begley (twitter link).
Steve Popper of Newsday tweets that the Pistons may have some interest if Memphis center Jalen Duren is still available at New York’s pick at No. 11. However, New York instead chose French center Ousmane Diengthe top international prospect, and are moving him to the Thunder in a trade, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets.
The Knicks are acquiring multiple picks in that deal and are making one last serious push to trade for Ivey with those additional assets, The Athletic’s James L. Edwards III tweets.
New York is desperately seeking a lead guard to get back into the postseason after coming up empty this past season.