The scouting report on Ukraine point guard Issuf Sanon, according to Forbes, is he’s a feisty, aggressive defender.

Former Knicks European scout Tim Shea told The Post he’s actually “athletic’’ and known as a scoring point guard who probably would have to play shooting guard in the NBA at 6-foot-4.

Sanon, the Wizards’ 2018 second-round stash pick thrown into the Marcus Morris deal, is playing this season in his native Ukraine for BC Dnipro.

However, the bottom line about the 20-year-old Sanon is he’ll likely never play for the Knicks, according to sources.

Not that he won’t be a trade pawn at a later date. The Knicks won’t rule him out for Las Vegas summer league in July. Washington needed to give the Knicks a piece in the three-team deal to make the trade official.

“He’s a crafty young player who was mostly a throw-in,” one NBA scout familiar with the situation. “Time will tell if he even makes it to their summer league.’’

The Athletic reported the Wizards are high on Sanon, specifically GM Tommy Sheppard. Former Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld made the Sanon selection for the Wizards.

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“If he was a real NBA prospect, he’d be playing in Spain, Italy, France or Turkey,’’ said Shea, an NBA consultant on European players. “He wouldn’t still be in Ukraine.’’

The Knicks have two other European stash picks who will never make it to the Garden — unless they buy a ticket on StubHub.

One of them is French forward Louis Labeyrie, a Phil Jackson pick in 2014 who has played on multiple Knicks summer league teams. Serbian point guard Ognjen Jaramaz, selected at 58 in 2017 by Jackson, is the other. Jaramaz played on their 2017 summer league team.

The Morris trade still has incoming president Leon Rose and GM Scott Perry set up well for the 2020 draft.

The Knicks have their own first-round pick which, odds are, will be in the top eight. They have the Clippers first-round pick, which likely will be in the No. 25-range. And they own Charlotte’s second-rounder from the Willy Hernangomez trade that will be in the 30s. That’s probably three picks in the top 35.

“They’re going to get three, good, athletic players in the draft,’’ an NBA scout said.

Maurice Harkless, obtained in the Morris package, still may seek a buyout in late February, according to ESPN’s cap reporter Bobby Marks. Harkless, of Queens, said it was his “dream’’ to play for the Knicks.


Morris made his Clippers debut Sunday in Cleveland, supplying 10 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in 21 minutes in a rout. However, Morris missed all four of his attempts from 3-point range.