The second day of the NBA Draft Combine took place on Friday, and the New York Knicks’ front office was busy taking in the workouts and interviewing key prospects. The team spoke with Oklahoma point guard Trae Young, Michigan State forward Miles Bridges, Duke center Wendell Carter, Miami guard Lonnie Walker and Kentucky forward Kevin Knox.
Some of the questions to leak out of the interview process are what you’d expect, particularly “How do you think you’d fit alongside Kristaps Porzingis.”
Wendell Carter, Jr. says one of the last questions the Knicks asked him in his interview was how he thought he would fit playing alongside Kristaps Porzingis. https://t.co/Ci2ZJyevBj— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) May 18, 2018
ESPN draft guru Jonathan Givony went on Michael Kay’s radio show to talk the Knicks and the No. 9 pick. Here’s a link to the interview.
Givony has been mocking Collin Sexton to the Knicks, so he was asked what that would that would mean for the Knicks’ other point guards, particularly Frank Ntilikina. While he wasn’t exactly complimentary of Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay, he had nice things to say about our French Prince: “Ntilikina is a terrific player. I think he is an answer.” Givony simply believes that, in the modern NBA, you need multiple guys who can handle the ball and run pick-and-roll. I’m not exactly a fan of drafting Sexton, but I can handle that logic.