KINGBOROUGH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks drives to the basket during the NBL Blitz pre-season match between Illawarra Hawks and Perth Wildcats at Kingborough Sports Centre on September 20, 2019 in Kingborough, Australia. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

According to an NBA source, the Knicks scouting staff has been instructed the top priority is a scoring point guard on whom to use their lottery pick.

Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball’s younger brother, point guard LaMelo Ball, is thought to be the first on the Knicks’ wish list. During his 12 NBL (Australia’s top flight) games, Ball averaged 17 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game, shooting 37.7 percent from the field.

Ball signed with Creative Artist Agency and Leon Rose (who will be running the Knicks by next month) is expected to be his agent, which raises an eyebrow or even both eyebrows.