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The Knicks interviewed Malachi Richardson, Melo Trimble, Dorian Finney-Smith

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And Clarence Gaines was there! WOOOO!

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Believe it or not there's still a tad more Knicks-related Draft Combine news we've yet to cover. Oh, Combine, I wish we could quit you!

Let's start with the front office. We had heard that New York's contingent included Steve Mills, Allan Houston, Kurt Rambis and Mark Warkentien, but the real fans were waiting for confirmation from the Kristaps Whisperer himself, Clarence Gaines.

BOOM!

So the Knicks had on hand the guy who talked Phil Jackson into drafting Kristaps Porzingis and discovered Langston Galloway. Yeah, that'll do.

Meanwhile, reports of player interviews from the Combine continue to leak. The Knicks met with Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, who said his interview was conducted by Allan Houston:

"[Houston] ran that," Trimble said. "That was cool to see. When I was very young I saw Allan Houston play and he was a good player on the Knicks. Just to have him be there is always good. He reminds me of Juan Dixon being there for us at Maryland. It's always cool to see veteran players come back."

Houston didn't "come back," per se -- he's always there, because they pay him to be there.

If you're interested in wings, you'll be happy to hear that they also interviewed Syracuse's Malachi Richardson:

Richardson underachieved throughout most of his freshman season but was a major part of Syracuse's run to the Final Four. There's still a chance he could go back to school.

One final name on the interview docket: Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith, a lanky, 23-year-old small forward who earned all-SEC honors last season. We can add these three to the names we've already covered: Isaiah Whitehead, Michael Gbinije, Wayne Selden, Josh Hart and Cheick Diallo.

These guys all sound good, Knicks. Sign all of them somehow!