Now that the New York Knicks finally have a head coach (psst...it’s David Fizdale) the time has come to get down to the real business of the summer, the NBA Draft. Fortunately, Sham Charania is here to oblige us, as he has released a list of the 69 (!!!) players who have been invited to this year’s Combine in Chicago. Here’s the full list.
Two potential top picks, Arizona big man DeAndre Ayton and Real Madrid wing Luka Doncic will not attend. Doncic’s absence doesn’t come as a surprise—he’s still playing in the Euroleague playoffs. Given that their last two top picks (Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina) have been Euros, the Knicks haven’t had their No. 1 target participate in the combine for a while now.
Pretty much all the players that have been linked to the Knicks at No. 9 overall (where they are most likely to pick) will be in attendance, include Duke big Wendell Carter, Villanova wing Mikal Bridges and Alabama point guard Collin Sexton.
The combine will take place May 16-20.