You don't always get the Kentucky Wildcat you want
But if you try sometimes
You just might find
You get what you nee-eed.
The Knicks wanted Karl-Anthony Towns. They won't get him. And so they're working out a bunch of his teammates. Guard Andrew Harrison joined Duke's Quinn Cook, Dayton' Jordan Sibert and Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos in Friday's workout in front of The Zen Master himself, according to SNY's Adam Zagoria:
Harrison is clearly the class of that group, most of whom are borderline second-round prospects. He was last seen teaming up with his twin brother Aaron to screw up Kentucky's chances at a perfect season in the National Semifinal against Wisconsin. He's considered to be the superior Harrison, with DraftExpress slotting him in at No. 32 in their power rankings (Aaron is way down at No. 78). As for the rest of the group, DraftExpress has Sibert at No. 48, Pangos at No. 52 and Cook at No. 62.
"It’s his size and his ability to get to the rim," DraftExpress analyst Jonathan Givony told the Herald-Leader. "He’s really shown that he’s not a combo guard. He’s really a point guard. He can make the right plays. And at 6-6, he can guard a lot of different people.
"Question marks about his offense — obviously those are still there."
The Knicks would obviously love to buy their way back into the second round, but Harrison doesn't make much sense for them. On the other hand, if they could somehow pay him to lure Towns to New York when he hits free agency in a few years...