Malik Monk Scheduled for Predraft Visit with New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks reportedly like Kentucky product Malik Monk as a intensity aim for a No. 8 collect in a arriving draft.

On Friday, Ian Begley of reported a Knicks scheduled a examination with Monk for subsequent week and “are high on” him.

Begley cited sources observant a Knicks also like France ensure Frank Ntilikina and North Carolina State ensure Dennis Smith.

However, Monk stands out as a high-profile talent from one of college basketball’s premier programs. While a NBA and college diversion are clearly opposite challenges, a ensure is during slightest informed with personification underneath heated media inspection and expectations during Kentucky, that should theoretically assistance him in New York if a Knicks were to breeze him.

The Knicks were a intermediate 21st in a NBA in three-point commission this deteriorate in a joining increasingly reliant on effective outward shooting. It is no collision a widespread San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors finished in a tip 3 in a difficulty in today’s game.

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Monk would give New York a potentially fatal shooter after he connected on 39.7 percent of his shots from low in his one deteriorate with a Wildcats. He is also a manly scorer who averaged 19.8 points per diversion and scored 47 points in a head-turning opening opposite a contingent inhabitant champion North Carolina Tar Heels.

If he demonstrates that ability on a subsequent level, Monk would give a Knicks another scoring choice to take some of a vigour off a shoulders of Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

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