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

Calipari suggests being patient with 18-year-old Kevin Knox

John Calipari: “[Knox] is not even close to what he’s going to be […] But he’s young. You’re not getting a guy who’s 25 years old. He’s 18. He’s about to turn 19.”

“This league has become a future’s league. You’re not drafting for what they look like,” Calipari said. “You look at him and watch him and this kid got the better of him. But you watch it and you say that’s only because he’s three years older. Where’s this kid going to be in three years?”

via Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News