Some teams with picks ahead of the Knicks have reached out to members of the organization to gauge their interest on trading up to draft Michael Porter Jr., league sources say. Of course, hundreds of conversations like these take place between teams leading up to the draft. And there is no indication that any of the teams that reached out are close to a deal with NYK, nor that Knicks decision-makers have reached any consensus on who they’d like to draft with their first-round pick. But opposing teams are aware that some members of the Knicks’ organization are big fans of Porter Jr.
Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry are scheduled to head to Chicago on Friday to watch Porter Jr. workout, team sources confirm. The Knicks also had representatives at Porter Jr.’s pro day in Chicago last week. ESPN reported then that they would meet with Porter Jr. before the draft. Mills and Perry’s plans to travel to Chicago were earlier reported by SNY and the New York Post.
via Ian Begley, ESPN