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Kristaps Porzingis, the sharpshooting Latvian who has developed into a fringe star for the New York Knicks is reportedly on the trade block ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are eyeing a top-four pick in trade discussions:

The Philadelphia 76ers seem intent on taking Markelle Fultz, but the Los Angeles Lakers (No. 2), Boston Celtics (No. 3) and Phoenix Suns (No. 4) hold the next handful of picks.

The Lakers have reportedly been unwilling to move the No. 2 selection for Paul George, meaning they’ll likely be unwilling to even consider a Porzingis deal for that pick.

Boston has been targeting playmakers in recent years, and this seems to be the perfect opportunity to Danny Ainge to cash in at least some of his assets.

Reports had the Knicks offering Porzingis for Devin Booker and the No. 4 pick, but were apparently turned away.


With the draft less than 24 hours away, we’ll see if any team makes a blockbuster deal.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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