Anthony Randolph to be Traded for a 1st Round Pick

Via ESPN:

The New York Knicks will trade Anthony Randolph for a first-round draft pick within the next two weeks, according to league sources.

Minnesota, Indiana and Portland are among the likeliest destinations.

The Knicks’ ideal scenario is to use the first-round pick they acquire for Randolph in a package for Denver’s Carmelo Anthony. But the Randolph trade is not completely related to New York’s pursuit of Anthony.

Acquiring this pick is crucial. Not only for the hopes of landing Carmelo Anthony, but for many different plan-B scenarios. Once the Knicks hold this pick expect trade talk to heat up.