North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr. is scheduled to work out for a New York Knicks on Wednesday, sources tighten to Smith confirm.
The Knicks have high seductiveness in Smith as a No. 8 pick. Other players on their radar embody guards Malik Monk and Frank Ntilikina, per sources. The Knicks haven’t nonetheless worked out Ntilikina and Monk, though are approaching to. Ntilikina is still with his French organisation in a playoffs and is approaching to come to a United States once his deteriorate concludes.
Team boss Phil Jackson has pronounced that a Knicks are looking essentially during wings or guards in a draft.
Top wings like Josh Jackson, Jonathan Isaac and Jayson Tatum are projected to be drafted before a Knicks collect during eight. Other wings/guards approaching to be accessible during 8 embody Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen, Duke’s Luke Kennard, Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell and North Carolina’s Justin Jackson. Jackson is scheduled to work out for New York after this month.
Smith is approaching in New York on Tuesday; traditionally, breeze prospects go to cooking with members of a classification on a night before a workout. It is misleading if Smith will have a private examination with a Knicks on Wednesday or if his examination will be partial of a group.
The Knicks are also perplexing to acquire an additional first-round pick. They have oral to a Portland Trail Blazers about a intensity trade involving one or some-more of their first-round picks. (Portland owns a 15th, 20th and 26th picks in a initial round).
A source pronounced final week that talks were ongoing and there were several opposite iterations of a intensity trade being discussed.
One enclosed a Knicks holding behind a actor from Portland and, per a source, a name that was discussed was Moe Harkless. It is misleading what a Knicks would give adult in a trade though it is value observant that Portland might be looking to strew income in a trade involving a first-round picks. It is doubtful a Knicks would trade a No. 8 collect for mixed picks from Portland, though a source pronounced that unfolding shouldn’t be ruled out.
Another pierce some in a classification are in preference of is posterior a trade for Minnesota indicate ensure Ricky Rubio. The Knicks and Timberwolves discussed a understanding centered around Derrick Rose and Rubio that fell by before a deadline. If a Knicks trade for Rubio on or before breeze night, it might of march impact their meditative per a No. 8 pick.
Knicks operative out projected second-rounders: In further to Meeks and Kornet, a Knicks will also work out Virginia ensure London Perrantes (Friday), Houston’s Damyean Dotson on Tuesday and Pittsburgh wing Jamel Artis on Friday, per sources. Meeks’ and Dotson’s workouts were initial reported by Basketball Insiders. Kornet’s examination was initial reported by a New York Post.