If I had to guess, I'd say that former Kentucky forward Alex Poythress worked out with the New York Knicks this week.
Poythress is simultaneously a big name and a peripheral prospect, a result of a wild four-year odyssey down in bluegrass country. At one point Chad Ford had him projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, as the McDonald's All-American started his freshman year on fire. But Poythress struggled throughout much of his first two seasons, before finding himself as a role player/defensive stopper on the 2013-14 squad that made the NCAA title game. He missed nearly all of Kentucky's 40-0 season after tearing his ACL, but returned for a solid senior campaign. Oh, and he got his degree in three years. The kid has seen some shit.
Poythress is not expected to be picked in either round of the draft. His offensive game is incredibly raw; his jumper is hella shaky, as is his overall decision-making. But the dude can get buckets out of the pick-and-roll.
The intrigue surrounding Poythress comes almost exclusively on the defensive end. He's 6'8" with a 7-foot wingspan, strong enough to guard bigs and quick enough to defend guards. If he discovers enough offensive prowess to keep himself on the court, Poythress could development into a top-notch defensive specialist.
While we've mostly focused on guards here at "Know the Prospect", a player with Poythress' skill set is clearly a need for this organization. The Knicks can never have enough defensive wings, and Poythress has already shown during his Kentucky career that he is a willing role player. I would be ecstatic to see him on New York's Summer League roster.