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The Knicks had Coby White in for a last-minute workout

What does this mean!?

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In another hasty move, the Knicks snuck in a workout for UNC freshman guard, Coby White. This coming on the heels of a somewhat slapdash affair with Darius Garland yesterday.

Apparently the Knicks are still laser-focused on RJ Barrett, but the bluster over New Orleans trying to jump the line to grab Barrett has put a bit of a wedgie in their knickers. This could just be the Knicks being practical, wanting to exhaust all options. At best, it shows that Scott Perry likes to be prepared for every scenario. At worst, the Knicks are feeling overwhelmed, and looking for a way to salvage missing out on the guy they want.

If a trade indeed reorganizes the top of the the draft — whether the Knicks are involved in it or not — New York is obviously looking into all of the top-tier lead ball-handlers. There is a whole lot of smoke billowing up right now. As it stands, the Knicks are obviously investigating the various machinations of how or why to move back in the draft. They have also been dangling Frank Ntilikina, who just got back to town to support his friend and countryman Sekou Doumbouya. Coincidence? I think not.

For what it’s worth, Newsday’s Steve Popper is not concerned:

We’re in the eye of the storm now!