With the NBA Draft just over two weeks away, the best reporter on the Knicks beat, Ian Begley, shed some light on who the front office may be targeting. Piggybacking on a pair of Nick Friedell tweets, Begonias elaborated on Duke big fella, Wendell Carter Jr. and Villanova’s do-it-all wing, Mikal Bridges.
Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., who likely won’t be available when the Knicks pick, will workout for New York. Several people in the Knicks’ front office are enamored with Carter Jr. https://t.co/SufXfVqFwB— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 4, 2018
Villanova’s Mikal Bridges says he will work out for the Knicks. As of late last month, some in the organization had him ranked ahead of Michigan State’s Miles Bridges (worth noting: that doesn’t necessarily mean that the ranking was a consensus among decision-makers). https://t.co/4AcpEq8j3l— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 4, 2018
This could be some kind of slick subterfuge. If I had to guess- Scott Perry is totally into the counterespionage side of drafting. Offering up the fish monger’s delightfully cherry red herrings. Steve Mills, for my other guess, is just a folksy guy who doesn’t mask his lies but sorta futzes around telling clear falsehoods. The bizarre organizational pressure to be a toughie just doesn’t suit him. Most other executives just smile and warmly embrace him.
Earlier this morning Beggin Strips popped up with this little jammy:
From earlier: the Knicks have scheduled a private workout with Oklahoma's Trae Young, league sources confirm. New York has the 9th pick in the draft. More: https://t.co/Mczlwz5f3d— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 1, 2018
Now. If one were to surmise the way I might do my particular brand of surmising, I’d say the Knicks wish Trae Young were dropping when in fact he will not. He will be taken eighth. They may settle for Carter Jr. at nine, who will be available no matter what they say they think. And Bridges might be there, he might not. They won’t however tip their hand on him or anyone that may or may not be named “Bridges”. Slick play, ninth-pickers.
All I know is I hope they don’t pick sure to bust Michael Porter Jr. He really looks like a terrible draft choice. What do you think?
Michael Porter will be a major bust, don’t you agree?
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