Why the Knicks trading a 1st-round pick for Anthony Davis is tricky | First Take

Max Kellerman breaks down why the New York Knicks potentially trading away their chance at landing Zion Williamson for Anthony Davis is a no-brainer, but Stephen A. Smith raises concerns about James Dolan. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC ✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn ► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn ► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espn Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com

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Ricardo Sanchez
Ricardo Sanchez:
Yall remember that melo trade with the nuggets? Yeah same thing.
aajr 23
aajr 23:
Day 2 without molly!!!LETS GOO!!!
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful:
I almost had a heart attack when he put AD in front of Tim Duncan, wooooosh
Matt Murphy
Matt Murphy:
ESPN not talking about AD going to the Lakers... wow I’m shocked
big daddy buden
big daddy buden:
Max really disrespecting kg Tim Duncan and Dirk
Zeus 0886
Zeus 0886:
Just hold on the picks and be patient. Damn the Knicks never learn!! They need to get rid of Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway contracts. Free up more cap space
Tyson D
Tyson D:
AD hasn’t done anything worthy compares to the Greats. His team is below .500 most of the time
newstuff guy
newstuff guy:
Anthony Davis accieved nothing till yet, you cant put him above Dirk, and when we talk above peak moments and performances, do i really have to talk about the Dirks 2011 playoff run ? AD couldnt do that right now !!!!!!
mostmost1
mostmost1:
AD aint SHITTTTTTTTTTT compared to Barkley or Tim Duncan. Stop the disrespect. His future is very bright but he has won nothing but a series against Portland. Barkley atleast made it to the finals and won 2 games against Jordan.
potatomato :p
potatomato :p:
Gsw is a team that will take Jesus if they can.
Thomas Gerber
Thomas Gerber:
They should trade for AD, extend KP contract and sign Kemba or Kyrie in the Summer.
LA Clippers
LA Clippers:
Media keeps mocking my Clippers never making the WCF. Neither has AD! At least Dwight took his team to the Finals beating LeBron in the process. And this AD is the Lakers' savior? Ok.
kevin Moreland Fit
kevin Moreland Fit:
AD can’t make the playoffs & they calling him the greatest PF lmao
Chirayu Desai
Chirayu Desai:
ESPN Trying so hard to get AD to LA. This is ridiculous.
KD Snake
KD Snake:
Lol the pelicans should trade that BUM to Cleveland for the # 1 pick ... Lol. The media would lose their heads if that happen
CrazyMatreD !!!
CrazyMatreD !!!:
I'm not losing the chance at Mt. Zion. Its like shawn Kemp and Charles Barkley had a kid.
MarshallPo
MarshallPo:
KD, Porzingis, AD. Tell me they wouldn't be favorites to win the chip. Say they sign Rozier too to play pg cause he is also a free agent.
J Stiles
J Stiles:
AD over Zion period and let's see how Zion does in the nba but Zion will be a Knicks tho
J.R.Z
J.R.Z:
Wait why would A.D leave the Pelicans to join a even more trash team? Tf 😂
Nathan Bain
Nathan Bain:
Thank god for answering my prayers,Molly gone omg, now just gotta go pray to make sure it’s permanent....,be back later....
Sheng Cheng
Sheng Cheng:
Max: Absolutely not, let me tell you why. 😂
Fine Supplements
Fine Supplements:
Anthony is going to the Lakers one way or another. Either Davis or Carmelo
Midknight1124
Midknight1124:
"AD is universally recognized as one of the top 3 players on Planet Earth"

Ummmmm is he?

LeBron
KD
Giannis
Kawhi
etc.
etc.

He's a super star talent, but is he UNIVERSALLY recognized as a top 3 player?
We The North
We The North:
Knicks should not be even thinking about trading a draft pick for AD. They need Morant at the point or Zion as a point forward to pair up with Trier, Knox, Porzingis, Robinson. They need to get rid of the bad contracts and go after solid complimentary players like Bogdanovic, Randle, Mirotic or Rozier in the summer. Bring back Vonleh. They’d be a playoff team and a dynasty for years to come.
gmmg
gmmg:
I'll be honest, I'd happily give away AD for Zion if we develop him with other trades. I'll even go so far as to say, if we get the first draft pick and Nick's trades, we're going places.
arubacan 321
arubacan 321:
Bro I like how every nba analyst be like a.d wants to go to a contender remember the last time knocks made the playoffs? Like its dumd why would you trade your future for a guy who wont resign
joan Russell
joan Russell:
damn, he been in the league 8 years already?!? I'm getting old ugh lol
Red Vanderbilt
Red Vanderbilt:
This one expired too soon
mary intia
mary intia:
Theyre just doing this cause theyve been accused of tampering already lol
SweetVibez
SweetVibez:
Zion will be the best out of all those guys!! Dont doubt the Humble Beast!!💪💪💪💪💪💪
Hollyfame 20
Hollyfame 20:
Wait am I crazy did max said no keep there pick and then at the end of his talking he said yeah trade for AD, or I'm bugging
SupremeganG
SupremeganG:
I hope we trade with the knicks, I want Zion on the pels
Giovanni Flowers
Giovanni Flowers:
I skip over Max’s monologue and roll my eyes when he interrupts Stephen Naismith.
justaction
justaction:
There’s no recency bias w/Tim Duncan
Cardi B
Cardi B:
We need Davis in Philadelphia
Itzahk Pearlman
Itzahk Pearlman:
Zion already changing the NBA.
Vivani Films
Vivani Films:
Kyrie, Porzingis, and AD 🤨 running the Knicks...
Tua Tagovailoa I AM LEGEND
Tua Tagovailoa I AM LEGEND:
Zion has to work on his jumpshot
Marc Delgado
Marc Delgado:
This is amazing i hpoe molly doesn't return
Anthony Lopez
Anthony Lopez:
I would like him at the warriors
Chris Foster
Chris Foster:
Watch Zion end up in Phoenix or Atlanta 😂😂
Lawrence Amurao
Lawrence Amurao:
yall dreaming lol
YH
YH:
Imagine KP + KD/irving + zion... GSW of the east??
Frankie Russell
Frankie Russell:
Proven > Potential
MaxHalatTV
MaxHalatTV:
Now they got BOTH HAHAHHAHA
imaad uddin
imaad uddin:
Zion and Porzingis is better combo than Davis and Porzingis imo
Floco 803.
Floco 803.:
ZW!! 🙌🏾 SOUTH CAROLINA STAND UP
Matthew 2700
Matthew 2700:
Zion is gonna do great in the NBA
Bossdon83Drizzydre2733 Primetime7128
Bossdon83Drizzydre2733 Primetime7128:
WILL U STOP PLAYING WITH MY EMOTIONS KD35 AND AD23 AIN'T COMING TO THE KNICKS
mike garcia
mike garcia:
Well I guess the draft lottery decided otherwise lol 👍🏽
Daanish Gupta
Daanish Gupta:
AD a top 3 player? AD a top 2 PF all time? Smh, I'm outta here
Mike5
Mike5:
The knicks will take it, take 1st pick and anybody else on the roster maybe two players except K.P.Then over the summer Kevin Durant or kemba walker.
N.B.A Finals by next year.
Sheen Estivez
Sheen Estivez:
Hardaway Porzingis for AD
LA Clippers
LA Clippers:
Knowing the Knicks luck, they should trade it. Maybe. Then watch it become #1! 🤣 Zion can't help any team until 4-5 years later.
Marty Schwartz Here
Marty Schwartz Here:
Never make trades with tunnel vision.
PharaohLawLess1
PharaohLawLess1:
They already Fed Exed Kevin Durant his Knick uniform
PASQUALI SMITH
PASQUALI SMITH:
did they forget they have kp6
oh yeah yeah
D. to the O. C
D. to the O. C:
Max Is delusional man. I mute when he speaks about ANYTHING. JEAS
Yay Balla
Yay Balla:
Thank u SAS once again making a valid point based on your high basketball iq unlike max
DaGOATGamer
DaGOATGamer:
They’re teammates now
Coinraker
Coinraker:
Looks like whoever does Max's makeup went a little heavy on the talcom powder.
Ronald Mwandama
Ronald Mwandama:
I miss Molly 😞
Derek brousard
Derek brousard:
Oh now max wants too mention kd without belittling him wow!
Ivan Cruz
Ivan Cruz:
I’d take dirk over ad in there prime
Elijah Medeiros
Elijah Medeiros:
AD is the most underrated player in NBA history
Eile
Eile:
Great PF can't even get his team to the playoffs.
Notorious Nerd
Notorious Nerd:
AD wants to team up with the GOAT.
leGoat is the best player ever of all timer.
leGoat is the best player ever of all timer.:
A.D finna be a Laker.Lebron and A.D and Kuz💯💯🔥🔥🔥
Tyron Wells
Tyron Wells:
NBA lottery is rigged and NY will get the 1st pick
Mike5
Mike5:
Max is right Anthony davis is the best power forward that ever lived.
TheFnames
TheFnames:
You already got a player like AD in Porzingas
A J
A J:
Prime Shawn Kemp was best PF
BadBadLeroyBrown
BadBadLeroyBrown:
MELO trade part DEUAX!!!!
Im good...stick to the process...STICK TO THE REBUILD...#StopTryingForZion

Zion
Porzingis
Knox
Armed Titanium
Armed Titanium:
I’d rather have Zion
Marom Sver
Marom Sver:
How about both of them in the same team?
Red Vanderbilt
Red Vanderbilt:
Who is here after the Pelicans got the 1st pick?
Nicholas Lubinski
Nicholas Lubinski:
AD and KD???
Jahcoy Henry
Jahcoy Henry:
max reaally put AD as the best PF ever get this man outta espn im tired of him disrespecting legends.
Savino 310
Savino 310:
Somebody please beat Duke in March
Nick Ruscillo
Nick Ruscillo:
Imagine getting paid to know nothing about anything
Telly Lo
Telly Lo:
THOSE ARE TWO SEPARATE BREATHS!
Jay Rayburn
Jay Rayburn:
They are trying to say Zion is AD
Salvador irizarry
Salvador irizarry:
No way don't trade the pick for David . keep Zion .You got Porzingis is 7.3 you don't need David there.
Tulley Novielli
Tulley Novielli:
Awesome 👏🏻 video
Ed Dixon
Ed Dixon:
Max you are the textbook definition of recency bias
Speckolog
Speckolog:
Isn't AD a bit injury prone?
Jr Woodson
Jr Woodson:
He's going to the Lakers
Jesus Sandoval
Jesus Sandoval:
AD overrated as hell. My dude got two all star caliber players on his team this season and can't even get his team into playoff contention.
klove20w
klove20w:
Why end it on that note?
ShrekLiveActionMovie420
ShrekLiveActionMovie420:
Lmao if the Lakers were smart they trade LeBron if anything. He's gonna leave that team in shambles once he leaves just like all the teams before him. And for what 3-6
chandlervlz 88
chandlervlz 88:
Will cain looks like brad Maddox
lalo depp
lalo depp:
Top 3 players of planet earth?...
Harden giannis curry durant james leonard...and maybe anthony Davis is #7
Icy_With_Itツ
Icy_With_Itツ:
Hell Nah
xvillian
xvillian:
Anything less would be uncivilized




#charlesbarkley #rightguard
LA Clippers
LA Clippers:
Remember, LeBron didn't take his team to the Playoffs until his 3rd season. Steph wasn't even an All-Star until his 5th. Kobe averaged 8 & 15 PPG his first two years. Knicks should take a chance.
Alltainment
Alltainment:
Stephen a is exhausted
Christian Marquez
Christian Marquez:
press F to pay respects to the knicks
s m o o t h
s m o o t h:
Now the pelicans got zion
LA 4MVP
LA 4MVP:
Anthony Davis isn't close to being the best power forward ever.
chandlervlz 88
chandlervlz 88:
I thought Anthony Davis was a center