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Emmanuel Mudiay will work out privately for the Knicks and other draft workout notes


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Howdy there, all you trick-ass marks. It's draft prospect workout season, which is actually relevant this year since the Knicks will be in the position to pick somebody!

The big news on Monday was a combined workout by three of the biggest names in the draft: Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and D'Angelo Russell. There were several Towns highlights, none of which I will cover here. Tommy Beer tidily summed up my feelings on the matter:

Cauley-Stein, the guy the Knicks have a chance at drafting, looked smooth with the J, per Chad Ford:

I mean, pretty much every NBA player in history, with the possible exception of Jared Jeffries, could shoot the ball well in practice. WCS has dramatically improved his shooting stroke since his freshman year, however, and he wasn't totally inept from mid-range last season:

D'Angelo Russell looked quite impressive. If you were hoping the 76ers might pass on him due to questions about his athleticism, you best think again:

At this point Emmanuel Mudiay might have dunk from halfcourt if he wants to convince the Sixers he's the choice at No. 3.

Speaking of Muiday, he's ready to start his nationwide workout tour, and he'll be playing New York:


Perhaps Mudiay has something up his sleeve to wow the Lakers, who likely need some serious convincing to pass over Okafor/Towns at No. 2. The only thing we can be sure of at this point is whoever the Lakers pick will be awesome and whoever the Knicks pick will require reconstructive surgery within nine months.