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REPORT: The Knicks are looking to trade up in the draft, possibly to select Obi Toppin

I dislike it.

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The New York Knicks made the first deal of Draft Day, trading picks 27 and 38 to the Utah Jazz for

And just like that the floodgates opened up, and pretty much every beat writer was reporting that the Knicks were interested in trading up to the No. 5 spot, currently held by the Cleveland Cavaliers, in order to select forward Obi Toppin.

There’s a chance that Toppin falls to the Knicks at No. 8, but perhaps president Leon Rose and crew are not willing to risk it.

Here’s Stingy’s Know the Prospect profile on Toppin. He’s not a fan. Neither am I. The dude is 22 years old and his defense is beyond butt.

Oh, and by the way, it turns out Toppin is represented by Leon Rose’s son.

Here’s a nice quote that could probably also have come from Isiah Thomas after he acquired Eddy Curry:

Anyway, we’ll see soon enough. Hold onto your butts, Knicks fans.