“Phil is a legend. For me, being able to learn from him and just be around him will be great from a learning standpoint.”
As these guys proved, the NBA dream isn’t over for the undrafted.
The Knicks might have turned a corner on Thursday night. For the first time in a long time, they actually acted like a real NBA organization with a long-term plan.
The 19-year-old Latvian had been surging up draft boards but Knicks fans wanted no part of him, booing lustily after his name was called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
It’ll take time — perhaps years — before we can call the selection a home run or an air ball. Here’s what we know right know about the Latvian mystery man.
Knicks fans didn’t like their team’s first selection in Thursday night’s draft. But the boos turned to cheers when New York traded guard Tim Hardaway Jr. for No. 19 pick Jerian Grant.
The Nets parted ways with Mason Plumlee after selecting Chris McCullough, a 6-foot-10 forward from Syracuse, with the 29th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Which teams had us scratching our heads at their selections?
Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke center Jahlil Okafor were off the board when New York drafted.
The NBA has grown while the draft has shrunk; is it time for the draft to expand?
Soon-to-be NBA player Kristaps Porzingis would love to play for the Knicks, and he hasn’t been shy about saying so.
Draft night is finally here. Knicks fans went through the worst regular season in team history, and this is the payoff.
Phil Jackson says the Knicks have zeroed in on three players with the fourth overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
I’m sure Brooklyn’s GM would love to again be the center of attention on draft night, but there’s little he can do on Thursday to make a marked improvement with so few assets in his hand.
Pick wisely, Phil Jackson. And watch your back.