OAKLAND — Barring a unforeseen, a Knicks won’t get a possibility to breeze De’Aaron Fox. But they did watch him work out on Saturday.
Phil Jackson was among a Knicks fortuitous during a Pro Day examination in L.A., where Fox and other prospects showcased their skills in front of a prolonged list of NBA executives. Another Knicks deputy photographed during a examination by DraftExpress was associate conduct manager Kurt Rambis.
Fox, a indicate ensure out of Kentucky, is approaching to be picked in a top-5 during a Jun 22 draft. The Knicks, who interviewed Fox during a Chicago mix final month, possess picks during No. 8, No. 44 and 58. They’ve also reportedly talked with a Trailblazers about trade for another collect after in a initial round. Fox, who is famous for his invulnerability and has been compared to John Wall since of his speed, gushed during a mix about a awaiting of personification with Kristaps Porzingis.
“He’s amazing. Watching him, what he did this year — we unequivocally paid courtesy to a NBA this year since I’m about to go into this business — man, he’s great,” Fox said.
“If I’m means to play with him, we feel we can do something special.”
Probably some-more applicable to a Knicks than examination Fox was witnessing a other prospects operative out during Pro Day, including Latvian large male Anzejs Pasecniks — a intensity aim for New York in a second round.
According to DraftExpress, Pasecniks, who is 7-3, has been suggested by associate countryman Porzingis.