LaMelo Ball
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LaMelo Ball wants to get drafted by the New York Knicks, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

Ball is expected to be one of the top picks in the 2020 NBA Draft, which will take place in October.

“As teams do their homework on players in the draft, there’s been a consistent theme about LaMelo Ball: multiple teams believe Ball and those in his circle prefer that he lands in New York. (Those teams have picks projected later in the first round than the Knicks, for what it’s worth.)

The New York Post reported last month that some in the NBA believe LaVar Ball will try to ‘steer’ LaMelo to the Knicks. But the report didn’t suggest how Ball would actually do that,” Begley reports.