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Knicks interview Isaiah Whitehead and a bunch of other prospects at the Draft Combine

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The Knicks deserve a non-crappy Isaiah for once.

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The New York Knicks are doing work at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, and New York high school basketball followers will be excited by at least one prospect they've interviewed thus far:

Seeing as how God hates the Knicks, Whitehead will definitely wind up with Indiana, Chicago or Boston. Still, we can dream! Whitehead is a local product -- New York bred, played his college ball at Seton Hall -- and he gushed over meeting Knicks executive Allan Houston, per Adam Zagoria:

"I mean I walked into the Knicks meeting and I shook Allan Houston's hand," Whitehead said of one of his interviews. "That's a blessing right there. He's a great player and I was shell-shocked. I was kind of starstruck to really be in front of him and him ask me questions about me. That really was a blessing."

Whitehead is supposedly looking for a first-round guarantee to stay in the draft. He isn't in the first round on most of the mocks I've seen, but I'd guess he probably wouldn't last past the first few picks of the second round.

A more easily-accessible (but still pretty dang good) option would be Michael Gbinije of Syracuse:

You know Melo would love to play with a fellow 'Cuse alum.

If you like a championship pedigree, there's always Villanova wing Josh Hart:

And the Knicks interviewed Kansas's Wayne Selden:

The Knicks are also interviewing (and possibly working out) some frontcourt players:

Chieck Diallo is a freshman big projected to go somewhere between the cutoff of the first and second rounds.

Good work thus far, Knicks. There are still plenty more intriguing players left to interview/work out (*cough* A.J. English *cough*).