This would be smart team building by the Knicks, they need to get more draft picks and young players to build a core.
Portland currently owns the No. pick in the first round and the No. pick in the second round.
Commissioner Adam Silver’s new idea of starting the NBA season before Christmas — on Dec. 22 — does no favours to teams like the Knicks who haven’t played since March 11, possess a new head coach and plan to have a refurbished roster. This is going to favour teams with stable rosters,’’ one NBA source said. Silver’s pivot at last week’s Board of Governors’ meeting was stunning.