The Knicks continue to host workouts for draft prospects—UNC's Justin Jackson, Louisville's Jaylen Johnson, Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes all made the trip to Tarrytown for a session of Zen Master-style pivot practice and odd existentialist slogan shouting.
The biggest name on that list is Justin Jackson. There has been a great deal of chatter that the Knicks are interested in the UNC forward, who appears destined to fall in the mid-teens in the draft. Jackson spoke of that perceived interest to Marc Berman:
“I’m hearing my range is 10 to 20,’’ Jackson said. “I’ll let the people who make the big decisions see where I am. My agent has heard the rumors of the Knicks trading down but who knows.’’
Jackson is already 22 years old, a willing passer, a poor shooter prior to his junior season, not a particularly good athlete or defender, and a terrible defensive rebounder—the Knicks seem to prioritize all of these attributes, for some reason.
Jackson also described the workout was described as more mental and less physical than other teams’ workouts. Of course.
As for Dillon Brooks, you can catch his P&T “Know the Prospect” profile here.