Knicks 2020 NBA Draft Big Board: 3 options for the No. 27 pick

Ian Begley
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Malachi Flynn
Malachi Flynn

Here’s our big board looking at different scenarios for the Knicks’ No. 27 pick:

Malachi Flynn

A few teams have called Flynn one of the biggest risers during the pre-draft process. So he’s unlikely to be available for New York at No. 27. But if he’s there, and the Knicks haven’t taken a guard with the No. 8 pick, Flynn would be a strong addition for New York.

Scouts believe Flynn will be able to thrive in the pick and roll and hold his own defensively immediately. He can also shoot from the perimeter. Some NBA observers use Fred VanVleet as a comparison for Flynn. Another guard to keep an eye on at this spot? Tyrell Terry. He may be taken before 27, but if he’s there, he’s another guard who could help New York.

Jahmi’us Ramsey

Ramsey is pegged in the second round in some mock drafts, so he should be available for New York at 27. Based on those mocks, taking Ramsey here could be a reach, but ESPN’s Paul Biancardi explains here why Ramsey would fit a Tom Thibodeau-coached team well. He comes from a Texas Tech program that prioritizes defense and he showed as a freshman that he should be able to score at the next level. The Knicks are still in the talent acquisition phase of their rebuild, so taking a shooting guard wouldn’t be viewed as an indictment of RJ Barrett.

Desmond Bane

Bane is another player that teams believe has risen up draft boards over the past few months. He’s one of the top shooters in the draft and some scouts believe he can be a strong defender at the next level. Bane is the kind of two-way prospect that all NBA teams covet, so he’s unlikely to be there when the Knicks select at 27. But he’s been on the Knicks and Nets’ radar for the past few months.