By Maxwell Ogden
Rival executives have reportedly reached out to the New York Knicks to gauge their interest in trading up for Michael Porter Jr. at the 2018 NBA Draft.
The New York Knicks are one of many teams that have expressed interest in Michael Porter Jr. of the Missouri Tigers. New York scouted Porter at his Pro Day, and will work him out a second time when Steve Mills and Scott Perry travel to see him in Chicago.
With word of the Knicks’ interest spreading around the NBA, rival teams are exploring the possibility of a trade.
New York is currently in possession of the No. 9 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft. Porter isn’t expected to fall that far come draft day, which has led to the teams ahead of it exploring the possibility of a trade.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, some of the eight teams picking ahead of the Knicks have reached out to see if they’d be interested in trading up for Porter.
Some teams with picks ahead of the Knicks have reached out to members of the organization to gauge their interest on trading up to draft Michael Porter Jr., league sources...