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Knicks held their first private workout, invited some 2nd-round talent

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Tyler Dorsey, Tony Bradley, Kobi Simmons, etc.

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Now that we have all recovered from the gut punch that was the draft lottery, it’s time to focus on players who might be available to the Knicks on draft night. Fortunately, the organization has already begun private workouts this week, according to Ian Begley:

“In addition to UNC's Tony Bradley, the Knicks' workout today included Kobi Simmons, Kasey Hill, Tyler Dorsey and Omer Yurtseven, per ESPN sources. It was the first day of workouts for the Knicks, who have the eighth pick in the draft and two second-round picks.”

Let’s break ‘em down!

  • Tony Bradley is a freshman center from the University of North Carolina. He’s got that championship pedigree, and is also good at grabbing offensive rebounds. DraftExpress has him at No. 42 overall.
  • Kobi Simmons is a freshman point guard from Arizona. He didn’t do very much for the Wildcats this season, so this would be all about potential. DraftExpress has him at No. 59 overall.
  • Tyler Dorsey is a sophomore shooting guard from Oregon. He is quite a scorer, though a bit undersized and has tiny baby arms. DraftExpress has him at No. 50 overall.
  • Omer Yurtseven is a freshman center from NC State. He’s quite raw, and DraftExpress expects him to stay in college.
  • Kasey Hill is a point guard from Florida. He is certain to go undrafted.

That’s a surprising amount of young, underdeveloped talent. Would Phil & Co. go with some high upside picks in the second round? We’ll find out next month. Until then, keep on the lookout for more workouts.