Wednesday , Jun , 25 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Want OJ Mayo

The Knicks have polled NBA personnel the past few days, trying to figure out the chances of USC combo guard O.J. Mayo falling to them at six.

With the chances slim, Knick president Donnie Walsh is exploring ways of swapping picks with Memphis at No. 5 or Minnesota at No. 3, according to a league source, with their goal of drafting Mayo.

Walsh believes Mayo can play point guard and has deemed him the best player after Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley.[http://www.nypost.com/seven/06252008/sports/knicks/walsh_eyes_mayo_swap_117129.htm]