The New York Knicks didn’t merely check out lottery picks like Dennis Smith Jr. and Malik Monk this past week; they also set their sights on injured wing (and potential second-rounder) Edmond Sumner. Per Ian Begley:
The Knicks had Xavier guard Edmond Sumner in for a visit on Friday, per league sources. Sumner, expected to be drafted in the second round, is one of the more intriguing prospects in the draft. He was seen by NBA evaluators as a first-round pick before he suffered a season-ending ACL tear in late January. He was playing through a shoulder injury at the time of his ACL tear. Tough luck. Sumner, who averaged 15 points and 5 assists in 21 games last season, is currently projected as an early second-round pick. It is unclear at this point when the 6-5 guard will be ready to play. He has visited multiple teams in the pre-draft process.
DraftExpress has Sumner at number 41 overall. Please enjoy some tasty highlight videos:
There is a chance that Sumner could drop to New York with the 44th pick, and the Knicks could certainly do worse than taking a risk on that kind of talent.
Keep on scoutin’, boys!