Darius Garland A 'Strong Consideration' To Go No

Tanya Simon
June 18, 2019

They are now slated to draft fifth and 26th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, and it seems that they could go a number of different ways in possibly trading down, trading up, and/or acquiring a third first-round pick via trade (and perhaps purchasing a second-rounder, according to reports, as we've noted).

Per ESPN's Jonathan Givony, the Knicks will work out Darius Garland on Wednesday, roughly 24 hours before they must pick at No. 3 overall.

According to Pluto, if the Cavs are open to drafting Garland it's because new coach John Beilein is open to a smaller backcourt of Garland and second-year man Collin Sexton, last year's lottery pick. Garland is among the players believed to be in the mix to go No. 4 or around that range - prime for the Cavaliers.

Another potential scenario is the Pelicans jumping the Knicks for Barrett at No. 2, leaving them with a choice of point guards, Morant and Garland, so working out the latter can lead them to a more comfortable decision, rather than blindly picking him.

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So, if the guard isn't there, it is probably unlikely Boston would still trade up to No. 4 to take Duke forward RJ Barrett as the Celtics already have a couple of players similar to him on their roster.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are also interested in Garland as the New Orleans Pelicans shop the selection.

Reaching that level of success isn't guaranteed, in part because Garland played just five games at Vanderbilt before undergoing season-ending knee surgery. He is in "serious consideration" to land with them.

So might they use those picks to move up?

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