— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 11, 2018
Published on June 1, 2018 by BallisLife
Is Lonnie Walker the next Donovan Mitchell? There’s no way to be sure, and while there are obvious similarities in both players’ build and skill sets, Mitchell, albeit in his sophomore year, was a more advanced playmaker, superior rebounder and and more impactful defensively.
It’s also a dangerous game to look for the “next ________”. The NBA floundered around for a half decade waiting for the next Jordan and it seems lately finding the next Curry is the new fad. The next Mitchell would certainly be a nice get for the Knicks and would fit very nicely alongside Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina — the only two players who should factor into the front office’s long term thinking — but the Knicks can’t pick Walker because he reminds them of Mitchell.
“Lonnie Walker is a sleeper pick for the Knicks. I’ve talked to somebody around his camp who said the Knicks have been interested in him and reached out.”
via Jonathan Wasserman on The Long Twos podcast with Mike Vorkunov.
A person familiar with the situation confirmed that the Knicks are “very interested” in Walker. The organization will try to bring in the former Miami guard for one of their team workouts as the draft date grows nearer. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the matter.
Published on May 10, 2018 by Corey Porter TV