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duke RJ Barrett would seem to be there for the Knicks at No. 3 on the night of the repechage.
ESPN reported Wednesday that the Grizzlies, save for something unexpected, "seem to be stuck" in Murray State's choice Ja Morant with choice # 2 in the 2019 NBA project. The report states that Memphis has begun to inform other parties of its decision.
If Memphis took Morant at No. 2, that would leave Barrett in the Knicks' place at No. 3.
It would not be a surprise if the Knicks took Barrett at number 3. This is widely regarded as a three-player draft at the top with Duke's # 3 Zion Williamson, Morant and Barrett.
The Knicks have no reason to commit to taking Barrett more than four weeks after the repechage. They will take and make calls on potential transactions by June 20.
On Wednesday, the club met Morant in Chicago, confirmed sources at SNY. They also met Barrett, as reported by Adam Zagoria, SNY collaborator.
The Knicks can also use Barrett's choice in a potential exchange for a veteran such as Anthony Davis. Memphis & # 39; Mike Conley is also likely to be available again via trading if the Grizzlies select Morant.
The Knicks meeting with Morant was first reported by the New York Post.