If Knicks stay at 9, Ian Begley thinks the Knicks will take Kevin Knox

Begley added that if Wendell Carter Jr or Michael Porter Jr fell to them at 9, that could change things. He also noted they still have players to see in workouts this week. The segment of the podcast when Begley starts talking about Knox is around the 20:30 mark.

Knicks impressed with Kevin Knox from workout

Some members of the Knicks organization came away ‘very impressed’ by Kentucky’s Kevin Knox after his performance in workout with the team last Saturday, per league sources. Knox worked out with a group that included Michigan State’s Miles Bridges. Knox and Bridges competed against one another in the workout, per sources.

After the workout, members of the organization club inquired about Knox’s remaining workouts, asking if he had any workouts with teams drafting ahead of New York. That’s standard for the draft process, but perhaps indicates the club’s level of interest in drafting Knox. Knox is currently projected to be drafted at No. 9 by the Knicks in ESPN’s latest mock draft.

via Ian Begley, ESPN

Breaking: People close to Kawhi Leonard have expressed a desire for him to play in New York


Los Angeles is another preferred destination.

Tommy Beer: Could the Knicks jump into the Top 5?

According to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto, “The Memphis Grizzlies have gauged the trade market on a package of Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick.”

In many respects, the Knicks are an ideal trading partner for Memphis.

The Knicks could offer Tim Hardaway Jr., Lance Thomas and the No. 9 and No. 36 overall picks in the 2018 draft in exchange for Parsons and the fourth pick.

If the Grizzlies are (understandably) hesitant to take on Hardaway Jr.’s contract (which still has three years and $54.4 million left on it), New York could also offer Courtney Lee, Emmanuel Mudiay, Lance Thomas, and the No. 9 and No. 36 overall picks.

via Tommy Beer, Forbes

Read the full trade idea

Michael Porter Jr’s group cancels workout Knicks were set to attend


In interview during ACB Playoffs, Porzingis says he wants to be back in October, but needs to be smart

Kristaps Porzingis was interviewed during an ACB playoff game in Spain. Based on the translations I have collected from people, he said:

  • He’d like to be ready for opening day, but he knows it’s difficult
  • “I have a great team to recover with and I have to be patient but I really want to play ASAP”
  • “Loving some details (of european ball) that are not used in NBA”
  • “I have a great team to recover with and I have to be patient but I really want to play ASAP”

Damyean Dotson already a fan of Fizdale

And though Fizdale was not part of the decision to select Dotson in the second round last June (No. 44), the Knicks coach has definite plans for the University of Houston product, according to sources.

“Coach is a great guy,” Dotson told The Post in a phone interview. “He knows what he is talking about. Very detailed and makes sure everyone is on the same page, feeding off each other and together. He’s big in to making sure we come together, play together and believe in each other. That we produce, play hard and scrappy.”

via Marc Berman, New York Post

Elan Vinokurov from Scout U joins the Long Twos Podcast to discuss the Draft