Knicks were Set to Draft Jeremy Tyler at 40?

Via Mercury News

—JOE LACOB interview transcript/

(Carrying on from an earlier informal conversation when I asked if the Warriors knew they had to move up from 44 to 39 to get Jeremy Tyler…)

-LACOB: You asked me do we know if other teams were getting ready to buy a pick right there. Actually I talked to Bob who confirmed for me today that the Knicks were, at 40, all set to draft Jeremy Tyler. I can’t tell you if that’s fact or not fact, but that’s what I heard.

Then why not stay at 40 anyway and take Morris, Malcolm Lee or Leuer?