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Knicks Rumors: Payton Pritchard Has Fans in New York’s Front Office

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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The New York Knicks may have found their potential point guard of the future ahead of the 2020 NBA draft.

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are intrigued by Oregon’s Payton Pritchard, who could be an option for the team with the No. 27 pick when the draft kicks off Wednesday. 

Pritchard was a consensus first-team All-American last season after he averaged 20.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 31 games for the Ducks

Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman reported there was interest growing in Pritchard across the league in late October with some executives feeling he could go in the first round. To that end, he mocked Pritchard to the Los Angeles Lakers with the 28th pick while ranking him the 32nd-best player available overall.

Here’s how Wasserman made

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