Lonzo Ball, LaMelo Ball
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New York Knicks could aggressively pursue an upgrade ahead of the trade deadline, which will take place on March 25. The franchise could add another guard, after acquiring Derrick Rose from Detroit, per Marc Berman of NY Post.

As electric as rookie Immanuel Quickley has been, they still think he could be a sixth-man stud or start as an off-the-ball guard in the right alignment. He’s not viewed as an elite playmaker.

That is why the Knicks have always kept an eye on Hornets point guard Terry Rozier and young Pelicans playmaker Lonzo Ball (who would probably be more of a summer transaction).

In particular, the Knicks are monitoring Lonzo Ball and Terry Rozier ahead of the trade deadline. Both players are having great seasons so far with the Pelicans and the Hornets, respectively.

Rozier is the leading scoring guard of a Charlotte team that makes a surprising playoff run in the first part of the season being one game away from the Knicks.

On the other hand, Lonzo Ball was available for trade before turning the tides the last two months offering playmaking and shooting for an ambitious New Orleans team.

Both players do not seem to be tradable assets right now, however Ball is going to be a restricted free agent next summer. In that case, the Knicks could have the available cap space to sign the young point guard.